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Collaborative Divorce and the Mediator’s Role

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Austin DRC, 5407 N. IH-35, Suite 410

Psychotherapist and collaborative process facilitator Syd Sharples and board-certified Family Law attorney Jennifer Tull will speak on the Mediator's Role in Collaborative Divorce.

From Collaborative Divorce.Net:

"Collaborative divorce is the newest method of alternative dispute resolution in family law.  It can best be described as a method of practicing law in which the lawyers for both sides (parties) agree to assist the clients to resolve conflicts by employing cooperative techniques rather than adversarial strategies and litigation. All of the people involved commit themselves to achieving a negotiated outcome. It is agreed that no litigation will be commenced during the negotiations.

The parties and their lawyers enter into a “Participation Agreement” where it is agreed that if a settlement is not reached, the lawyers will withdraw from the process and not participate in the ensuing litigation. It is understood by all involved that the lawyers’ retainers are limited to settlement negotiations."

The meeting will begin at 11:30 am for networking and the presentation will begin at 12:00. One (1) hour of CE credit is available to attendees.

The meeting (including lunch) is free of charge for AAM members, and $10 for non-AAM members.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.austinmediators.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!


About Syd Sharples

Syd works with people who are challenged at a particular time in their life. These challenges might represent a recurring pattern or a situational difficulty and might include depression, a transition of some sort (relational, professional, residential, etc), ongoing difficulties in a significant relationship, or a history of abuse or chemical dependency. Her approach is not to offer solutions, but to work with her clients to clarify the issues and increase understanding so that they can identify their best path.

About Jennifer Tull

Jennifer Tull has always viewed the practice of law as an opportunity to find creative ways for clients make a fresh start in their lives. Throughout her career, which began in 1985, she has focused on helping clients make a smooth transition from being married to being single in the way that is most beneficial for their restructured family.


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