Divorce Mediation in New Hampshire

Divorce Mediation - An Alternative to Court

Divorce mediation offers an alternative and more affordable approach to getting divorced. Mediators are extensively trained in resolving disputes between divorcing couples. A mediator can even help you complete the required divorce forms that must be submitted to the New Hampshire Family Courts.

We’re now offering mediation over Zoom and Google Meets.  We find that conducting mediation over video is more efficient and leads to costs savings for everyone. Ask us about scheduling a mediation over video.

More Affordable

Successful mediation typically costs significantly less than litigation with lawyers in court.

Faster Results

Compared to courtroom litigation, mediation can be completed in a fraction of the time.

Better Outcomes

In mediation, the outcomes are determined by the parties, not ordered by a judge.

Mediator & Attorney

Ian Reardon

Why Choose Us to Mediate Your Divorce?

Mediation is an increasingly popular method for settling divorces because of its advantages over court and attorneys. By choosing to mediate your divorce with us, you can take advantage of these benefits.

  • While mediators cannot provide legal advice, they do provide legal information. We have over 35 years of experience dedicated to divorce and family law.
  • We have extensive training in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes (ADR), such as collaborative divorce.
  • We are ethically bound to maintain fairness and neutrality, a responsibility we take very seriously. Mediation doesn't work if either party feels they are not being treated fairly.
  • We aim to help you reach an agreement. Our goal in mediation is to find solutions that both you and your spouse can agree on. We consider mediation successful when your divorce is settled, and both sides feel the agreement is fair.
  • Your mediator will help you complete all of the divorce forms and documents needed to file for divorce in New Hampshire.

What to Know About Divorce Mediation

Voluntary Process

Unlike court-based divorce proceedings, where everything is decided by a judge and participation is mandatory, mediation is a voluntary process requiring agreement from each side to proceed. When both parties agree to participate in a problem-solving process, the likelihood of reaching a lasting settlement significantly increases.

Flexible Solutions

In court, divorce proceedings are rigid and offer little room for creative solutions. Mediation, however, allows you and your spouse to brainstorm and come up with creative solutions tailored to your specific situation. Through mediation, you can explore various alternatives and collaboratively find a resolution that satisfies both spouses.


Divorce mediators are bound by confidentiality and will not disclose anything discussed during mediation. Anything said at mediation cannot be used against you in court if the mediation process fails and the case moves to litigation. This confidentiality allows spouses to speak openly without the fear of impacting their legal rights.

Less Expensive

The cost of litigating a divorce can amount to tens of thousands of dollars for each spouse. In contrast, mediation can be successful for a fraction of the price. Instead of hiring two attorneys, the hourly rate of a mediator can be less than the cost of a single attorney. Even if mediation takes several sessions, the cost savings can be significant.

No Guarantee

While mediation is often successful and has a high success rate, it may not be suitable for everyone. In cases where disagreements between spouses are deeply entrenched, only a judge may be able to resolve the issue. However, it is almost always worthwhile to attempt mediation to explore the possibility of avoiding litigation.