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  • Don’t leave the elephant in the room [Podcast]

    Don’t leave the elephant in the room [Podcast]

    Podcast featuring Diane Mader: Once you talk about the elephant in the room then you can move forward. Almost every set of spouses have an elephant in the room.

  • Divorce Conversations podcast [interview]

    Divorce Conversations podcast [interview]

    In this podcast interview.: What is a good divorce? Divorce as a future-focused planning process. Having compassion for yourself
    You do not divorce your children. Co-parenting after a divorce.  best way to get through a divorce

  • The Truth About Divorce and Children

    The Truth About Divorce and Children

    Keep in mind – you don’t divorce your children, you divorce a spouse. I challenge you to recognize that divorce doesn’t end your family – it transforms your family.

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Mediation

    The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Mediation

    All mediations are different because all families are different. Until we begin your mediation it is difficult to predict where discussions will lead us. Mediation is not therapy, but many find the process transformative.

  • Mediate Or Roll The Dice?

    Mediate Or Roll The Dice?

    How do you make important decisions? I will bet it’s not by leaving critical decisions to chance. And isn’t it true that the more important a decision is, the more …

  • Wisconsin Divorce Mediation Just Got Better

    Wisconsin Divorce Mediation Just Got Better

    Wisconsin Divorce Mediation Just Got Better Wisconsin law changed recently (July 1, 2017) to authorize attorney mediators to provide divorcing spouses with full-service mediation. Attorney mediators are now empowered by …

  • Interested in Possible Collaborative Divorce

    Interested in Possible Collaborative Divorce

    Once or twice a week, I receive an email titled something like this: interested in possible collaborative divorce. My response includes support for exploring a better way to divorce, an …

  • Turning Conflict Into Communication

    Turning Conflict Into Communication

    A kaleidoscope is a powerful talisman in my office. Traditionally, a talisman is thought to bring good luck or ward off evil spirits. In my practice, a kaleidoscope is a …

  • Teaching the tragedy of divorce litigation

    Teaching the tragedy of divorce litigation

    My recent experiences in divorce litigation have reinforced my certainty that court trials are the worst way to decide family financial disputes. Why: because in litigation there is a deliberate …

  • Brava Article: A Family Friendly Divorce

    Brava Article: A Family Friendly Divorce

    How about Diane was interviewed by Brava Magazine for her advice on how to have a good divorce.

  • Divorce Is Not A Declaration Of War

    Divorce Is Not A Declaration Of War

    Divorce is often painful, frequently sad, invariably stressful but it shouldn’t be a war. Collaborative lawyers are uniquely qualified to protect families facing divorce from destruction and support transformation. Here …

  • How Do Good Divorced Dads Acknowledge Mother’s Day?

    How Do Good Divorced Dads Acknowledge Mother’s Day?

    The single best thing divorced Dads can do for their children is teach them how to show respect for their Moms. Dads teach respect by being respectful; in that way …

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