Topics: Divorce, Co-Parenting, Paternity, Pre-Marital, Post Divorce, Elder Care Decisions, Estate and Inheritance, Neighborhood, Community, Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Attorney Susan Sloane has been practicing family law for over 30 years. Some time ago, after years of observing the toll divorce litigation took on her clients in terms of time, money, and the stress experienced by both the participants and their families, she decided to limit her practice to mediation only. Susan’s practice is now focused on mediation in divorce, elder law, and other civil disputes. She practices primarily on the South Shore in Plymouth and Norfolk Counties.
Susan’s goal is to help parties resolve their conflict with the least possible stress and expense. She finds mediation to be an incredibly successful process, even when the parties doubt their ability to negotiate with one another. Susan uses her experience and her listening and communication skills to help the parties identify the issues to be resolved and the different needs and interests of each party. She then guides the parties through the process of discussing and coming to resolution on each issue, helping them to stay focused on resolving the problems for the future.
In addition to her private practice, Susan serves as a volunteer mediator for Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA, where she helps under served populations resolve their disputes without using the court system.
Susan also served previously as the coach of Northeastern University School of Law’s Mock Mediation Team and she currently co-coaches Boston University’s undergraduate Mock Mediation Team. The Boston University Team was the national champion in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution’s 2016 tournament, winning first place in both the Mediator and Attorney/Client categories.
- Vassar College, A.B., 1969
- Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1972
- Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
- International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR)
- Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)
- Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
- New England Association for Conflict Resolution (NEACR)
- Women’s Bar Association