Divorce Through Mediation - Eliminating the Battle, Finding Peace with Amy Martell


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Amy is trained as a collaborative attorney and mediator, and is deeply committed to helping clients resolve their family law disputes mindfully, creatively and with minimal court involvement. Here Amy shares why you may want to consider mediation over traditional legal representation for privacy, long-term financial savings, mental health, child-friendly agreements, mental and emotional health, and to create a stronger foundation for success moving forward.

Amy attended Wesleyan University and Lesley University as an undergraduate, obtained her master’s degree in music therapy from New York University, and earned her J.D. as an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar from Boston University School of Law. She brings a rich history of experience to her legal practice, including two years of service as a judicial law clerk to the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts, of counsel work for Jennifer DiGregorio and Associates. Her prior career as a music teacher and music therapist, and a tenure as bartender at No. 9 Park, one of Boston’s finest restaurants.

Amy also brings personal experience to her family formation work; both of her children were conceived through ART with a known donor, and she celebrates opportunities to help other families create their unique domestic constellations.

Amy is a member of the Massachusetts and Plymouth Bar associations, the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators, the South Shore Women’s Business Network, and she is proud to be a board member and local practice group leader for the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. She is an avid local food enthusiast, a dedicated zen student and a lazy musician. She lives with her wife, their two young children and a gaggle of egg-laying chickens.

Mentioned in this episode….

*The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict http://amzn.to/2j0gryV

*Living Successfully with Screwed Up People - http://amzn.to/2jmmTyr

Whole Family Law & Mediation http://www.wholefamilylaw.com/

Emma Johnson's Like a Mother Podcast Episode on Shared Parenting https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-shared-parenting-is-moral/id965256300?i=1000379640346&mt=2

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