Martie H. Leys, J.D.
Mediation & Collaborative Family Practice

Now Offering Divorce Integrative Mediation Services

Emotional issues, tension, and conflict are a couple's worst enemies during divorce negotiations. This is a time when two people must try to restructure their lives with as little upheaval and cost as possible.

In addition to mediation and collaborative services, Martie is also offering divorce integrative mediation services in partnership with Kathleen Adams (http://www.kathleenadams.org), a practicing psychotherapist and mental health coach.

Kathleen Adams and Martie Leys

This experienced attorney/psychotherapy team can help support and guide you through the legal and emotional issues of divorce with as little conflict and emotional distress as possible.

  • If you're considering divorce: Integrative mediation involves meeting together with Martie and Kathleen to thoroughly review your situation before deciding whether divorce is the appropriate course to follow. We help you as a couple gather information about the divorce process, while exploring ways that you might avoid divorce altogether and begin the road to emotional recovery and reconciliation.

  • If you're intent on divorce: Integrative mediation blends the low cost, non-adversarial benefits of mediation with the advantages of having both an attorney and psychotherapist on hand to guide you through the often complex and emotionally-charged process. Martie addresses the legal aspects of property division, custody, and child support with an information gathering and problem solving approach. Kathleen helps set the emotional ground rules to make sure all parties are heard and the needs of both participants and their children are recognized and met. Together Martie and Kathleen provide the guidance to assist a couple in developing a positive transition plan that creates the best possible outcome for each family member.

With integrative mediation, the result is a process that is focused, calm, productive and far less expensive than adversarial and high-conflict divorce proceedings.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call Martie 707-789-0390 or Kathleen 707-508-6331.