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Although the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators does not verify credentials of any of its members, providers listed on this page have stated that they meet the minimum criteria established by the NCAPFM membership for listing.  We encourage any person considering the services of these providers to contact the provider directly for more information on their credentials, experience, or qualifications. If you wish to review the minimum requirements for listing, please click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western NC - Zone 1

 

 

Sarah Corley

Mediation Works NC

Asheville

(828) 232-2800 ofc

(828) 232-2801 fax

(828) 779-9327 cell

sarah@mediationworksnc.com

www.mediationworksnc.com

I have over 25 years of experience in mediation and am certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission in Superior Court and Family Financial Mediation. I am an attorney, licensed in Georgia and California. I currently limit my practice exclusively to mediation, primarily of employment and family law matters. I mediate all aspects of divorce, including custody and visitation, equitable distribution and other financial issues. I am comfortable working with couples with or without attorneys present in the mediation.

 

 

Michael W. Drye

Michael W. Drye, P.C.

Asheville

(828) 298-1484 ofc

(828) 298-1470 fax

michael@dryelaw.com

www.ncmediators.org/michael-drye

I have practiced family law for 37 years and have been a Board Certified Family Law Specialist for 20 years. I have been a Certified Mediator In Family and Other Financial Cases for more than 15 years. I wish to finish my career with a strong mediation presence. I am fully persuaded mediation is a far better alternative than litigation.

 

 

Celia O'Briant
Asheville
(828) 674-3010  ofc

(336) 868-4070  fax
celia@celiaobriant.com

www.ncmediators.org/celia-obriant

 

 Working Together to Make Plans for Your Future

When decisions need to be your own, make them carefully, gracefully, and thoroughly

21 Years Experience in mediation and mediation training

Three NC offices & Available Statewide

919-624-3310 * 336-402-3010 * 828-674-3010

 

NC-DRC Certified Mediator: Superior Court and Family Financial

 

 

 

 

Sara Bensman

Sara Bensman Mediation & Consulting

Asheville

(828) 279-8166 ofc

sarabensman@gmail.com

www.sarabensman.com

My aim in my practice is to assist people in making healthy decisions for themselves and their children while reducing the tension and animosity that leads to conflict and stress. Several conditions support this in mediation and parenting coordination: A safe setting where people know that they can speak and their words will be heard. A focus on shared goals and interests rather than being right or winning. A neutral facilitator who can guide people through the process, maintaining an eye for the solutions and preventing wasted time and energy. I am an Advanced Practitioner in Family Mediation with the Association for Conflict Resolution and Custody and Visitation Mediator with the NC Administrative Office of the Court.

 

 

Sarah Olson

Asheville Mediation, LLC
Asheville

(828) 215-9992 ofc

(828) 215-9086 cell

solson@mediationasheville.com

With a background in law, accounting and psychology, I provide clients with mediation services that address the legal, financial and family aspects of the divorce process. My goal is to enable clients to successfully transition to the next stage of their lives by minimizing the cost and stress of divorce.

 

 

Allyson Stone
Black Mountain
(207) 542-3721 cell

(828) 357-8356 fax

www.mediationcollaborativelaw.com

allysonstone@aol.com

 

I am willing to travel for mediations. Having worked in general practice for a number of years, I am comfortable mediating many types of cases. I am certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission in Superior Court and Family Financial mediation. In family matters, I am comfortable mediating all aspects of custody, parenting/children plans, separation, and divorce.

 

 

 

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Western NC - Zone 2

 

Susan Cox
Charlotte
(704) 556-1798 ofc

(704) 521-2622 fax
scox44@earthlink.net

www.SusanCoxMediation.com

Susan Cox has been mediating since 1983. Her practice includes parenting and financial issues of divorce, prenuptial agreements, parent-child, elder care, stepfamily, and other family issues. She can do multi-party mediation, EEO, community, family business and neighborhood disputes. Advanced Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution; board member, N.C. Association of Professional Family Mediators. Masters in Social Work.

 

 

Scott R. Hardy
Carolina Divorce Mediators, LLC
Charlotte/Lake Norman

(704) 896-5882

(704) 968-8880
srhardy (at) CharlotteMediationGroup.com
www.CarolinaDivorceMediators.com

 

Scott Hardy, www.CarolinaDivorceMediators.com, Charlotte, NC, 704-896-5882

 

Scott is a divorce mediator who minimizes emotional distress and financial costs of court by guiding clients in a thorough step-by-step process that builds long-lasting agreements. He carefully coordinates the development of comprehensive parenting agreements that minimizes future disputes having minimal impact on the children.  Board member of the NC Association of Professional Family Mediators, and member NC Bar (Dispute Resolution).

 

 

 

Marianne M. Haynes
Charlotte
(704) 299-6452
mlmhaynes@yahoo.com

www.themediator.co

 

Helping you resolve disputes and make your own decisions. Separation, divorce, family, eldercare, workplace Conflicts are draining - emotionally, financially. Options can be found to costly, impersonal legal system. Distance Mediation available Advanced Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution Past-president, NC Association for Conflict Resolution DRC Certified Mediator MS Human Resource Management

 

 

 

 

Andy Silver

Resolution Experts

Charlotte/Davidson

(704) 375-1124 ofc

www.ResolutionExperts.com

Andy@ResolutionExperts.com

My mediation practice, launched in 1999, has mediated property settlement and parenting plans including custody/visitation for hundreds of divorcing couples, and handled workplace grievances for state and federal agencies and court-referred estate cases. Offices in SouthPark Charlotte and Davidson. Master's degree in Conflict Resolution.

 

 

 

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Western NC - Zone 3

 

 

 

Terri C. Masiello
Statesville

(704) 775-3169 ofc

mediationwithterri@gmail.com

Mediation is a means for people to maintain control over their lives and, in a dignified and satisfying way, clarify issues and resolve conflicts. Terri has 16 years of diverse mediation experience; call her for a free 30 minute telephone consultation to find out if mediation is the best process for you.

 

 

 

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Western NC - Zone 4

 

 

Thomas D. Robins
Asheboro
(336) 629-2121
tomrobins@triad.rr.com


Certified by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Dispute Resolution, Superior Court Mediator and Family Financial Mediator.  I have been a Superior Court Mediator since 1995 and a Family Financial Mediator since 1997.  My primary area of practice is Family Law.

 

 

Mary R. Blanton
Blanton Law Firm, PA

Salisbury
(704) 637-1100

(704) 637-1500 fax
mrb@blantonlawfirm.com

http://www.blantonlawfirm.com

 

Ms. Blanton is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified family & financial mediator, parenting coordinator, and guardianship/ estate mediator. She also offers Christian conciliation/mediation and small business mediations as part of her practice. She is available for mediations in Rowan and surrounding counties.

 

 

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Central NC - Zone 1

 

 

Dwight G. West
Burlington

Divorce Mediation Services

(336) 228-1170 ofc

(336) 269-2255 cell
dwestncmediator@triad.rr.com 

 

 

 

Robert E. (Trey) Gray
Greensboro

Law Office of Robert E. Gray III

(336) 905-7666 ofc

(336) 687-7343 cell

(336) 905-7666 fax
robert@regraylaw.com

A practicing family law attorney, NCDRC certified family financial mediator and father of three, Mr. Gray graduated first in his class at High Point University before earning his law degree from UNC. A former business owner and consultant, Registered Financial Advisor, NASD securities dealer and City Councilman since 1995, Mr. Gray's broad experience and kind demeanor have been instrumental in assisting many participants in reaching successful and lasting resolutions.

 

William L. "Bill" Daisy
Greensboro

336-558-4255 ofc

wldmediations@gmail.com

 

Bill is a former District Court Judge who served for 24 years on the bench and presided over thousands of domestic cases, including those involving child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution issues. Since retiring and completing mediation training, he has helped many couples, both those with and without attorneys, try to find a resolution of the issues in dispute between them. 

 

 

Celia O'Briant

Greensboro
(336) 402-3010  ofc

(336) 868-4070  fax
celia@celiaobriant.com

www.ncmediators.org/celia-obriant

 

 Working Together to Make Plans for Your Future

When decisions need to be your own, make them carefully, gracefully, and thoroughly

21 Years Experience in mediation and mediation training

Three NC offices & Available Statewide

919-624-3310 * 336-402-3010 * 828-674-3010

 

NC-DRC Certified Mediator: Superior Court and Family Financial

 

 

 

Nancy J. Stevens
High Point

(336) 202-4432
  Private Mediation & Parenting Coordination Clients

(336) 217-8411   fax
nstevens@triad.rr.com

 

Nancy’s experience includes over 3000 custody mediations as a mediator for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Exhibiting a calm demeanor and a high level of professionalism, Nancy is patient, optimistic and persistent during mediation sessions. She is available for custody mediations and parenting coordination, but does not handle the financial issues of divorce. • MA Psychology, Michigan State University, 1980 • Over 400 hours of mediation training • Past President of NC Association of Professional Family Mediators • Member, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts • NC Dispute Resolution Commission certified Superior Court mediator

 

 

 

John K. Motsinger
Winston-Salem
(336) 830-4729 cell

ohn@nc5th.us

John Motsinger, founding member and past president of the NC Association of Professional Family Mediators, has practiced conflict management for over two decades. He was the first person certified as a Family Financial mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission and spearheaded the first DRC-approved divorce mediation training.

 

 

Amelia Ann Poole

One Step Further, Inc.
Greensboro

(336) 275-3699 ofc

(336) 908-8479 cell

ameliapoole@aol.com

www.onestepfurther.com

Certified in: Superior Court mediation, Family Financial and Divorce and District Criminal Court. Masters in both Biology and Conflict Resolution

 

 

Joseph Turner
Greensboro
(336) 609-6018 ofc

turnermediation@gmail.com

Retired Resident Superior Court Judge and former Chief District Court Judge in Guilford County. Attorney since 1976; Judge since 1988. DRC Certified Mediator for M.S.C. Program in Superior Court since January, 2013 and for F.F.S. Program in District Court since April, 2013.

 

Joseph Turner
Greensboro
(336) 609-6018 ofc

turnermediation@gmail.com

Retired Resident Superior Court Judge and former Chief District Court Judge in Guilford County. Attorney since 1976; Judge since 1988. DRC Certified Mediator for M.S.C. Program in Superior Court since January, 2013 and for F.F.S. Program in District Court since April, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Wright Henderson
Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.

fhenderson@disputesettlement.org

www.disputesettlement.org

Carrboro
(919) 260-9812

Frances Henderson is a lawyer who has been a mediator since 1991, as the Executive Director of the Dispute Settlement Center based in Carrboro. Her practice includes Family, Eldercare, Special Education, Superior Court and Clerk of Court-referred, Criminal District Court, and community cases.

 

 

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Central NC - Zone 2

 

 

 

W. Michael Haswell
Raleigh
(919) 828-4011
michael@haswellmediation.com
www.Haswellmediation.com

  • Mediation--An alternative to Litigation

  • Specializing in Child Custody, Visitation & Child Support

  • Serving the Research Triangle since 1995

  • Administrative Office of the Courts--Certified Mediator since 1997

  • Currently serving Judicial District 8 as a Custody Mediator Raleigh, NC

 

 

Richard J. Igou
Durham
(919) 682-3517 ofc

irick@rjigou.com

www.igoumediation.com

Richard J. Igou Durham (919) 682-3517 ofc rick@rjigou.com www.igoumediation.com A mediator since 1990, Rick is also an attorney practicing collaborative family law. He is certified by the NCDRC as a Family Financial and Superior Court Mediator and serves on the Council of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NC Bar Association. He is committed to a cooperative and collaborative approach to the resolution of conflicts of all types.

 

 

Gabriela J. Matthews

Gabriela J. Matthews & Associates
Durham
(919) 956-7888 ofc

(888) 422-6288 fax

gabriela@ncdivorcelawyer.com

www.ncdivorcelawyer.com

 

 

 

Doug Koenig

Law Offices of Douglas E. Koenig, PLLC
Durham
(919) 883-2800 ofc

dougkoeniglaw@gmail.com

www.dougkoeniglaw.com

 

The practice helps elders and their families avoid the devastatingly high costs of long term care. We do this by consulting, planning, and executing legal strategies in concert with your financial planner and CPA. Secure your future with a properly planned estate plan, especially if there are changes in your family.

 

 

 

Claudia Kelsey

Kelsey Mediation
Raleigh
(919) 418-1043 cell

ckelsey@mindspring.com

.....providing skilled, caring mediation in a confidential setting. .....specializing in parent-child mediation issues and the restructuring of Parenting Plans.

 

 

Art Lieberman

Raleigh
(919) 848-9282
(815) 346-5362 fax
Lieberman@FairDivorce.com

http://www.FairDivorce.com

 

I recognize the interplay of the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of divorce. So I strive to minimize your stress in making those tough decisions, in an informal yet structured environment allowing for creative decisions. Divorce shouldn’t be strictly a legalistic process, but rather one of negotiation with compassion. [Free consultation.]

 

 

 

Celia O'Briant
Raleigh/Durham
(919) 624-3310  ofc

(336) 868-4070  fax
celia@celiaobriant.com

www.ncmediators.org/celia-obriant

 

 Working Together to Make Plans for Your Future

When decisions need to be your own, make them carefully, gracefully, and thoroughly

21 Years Experience in mediation and mediation training

Three NC offices & Available Statewide

919-624-3310 * 336-402-3010 * 828-674-3010

 

NC-DRC Certified Mediator: Superior Court and Family Financial

 

 

 

Leigh Stallings
Stallings Collaborative Law & Mediation Services

Cary
(919) 859-2432  ofc

ileigh@stallingscollaborativelaw.com

www.StallingsCollaborativeLaw.com

 

 

 

 

Sean P. Vitrano
Vitrano Law Offices, PLLC

Wake Forest
(919) 263-2003
svitrano@vitranolawoffices.com

www.vitranolawoffices.com



Sean P. Vitrano focuses on the private resolution of family disputes (including separation and divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and property issues) using negotiation, mediation, and collaborative practice. Serving clients throughout the Triangle. Attorney, NCDRC Certified Family Financial Mediator, and NCBA Dispute Resolution Section Council Member.

 

 

 

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Central NC - Zone 3

 

 

 

W. Michael Haswell
Pikeville
(919) 828-4011
michael@haswellmediation.com
www.Haswellmediation.com

  • Mediation--An alternative to Litigation

  • Specializing in Child Custody, Visitation & Child Support

  • Serving the Research Triangle since 1995

  • Administrative Office of the Courts--Certified Mediator since 1997

  • Currently serving Judicial District 8 as a Custody Mediator Raleigh, NC

 

 

 

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Central NC - Zone 4

 

 

 

Michael Wayland
Fayetteville
(614) 774-3766
mwayland@methodist.edu

www.ChristianDivorceServices.com


Mr. Wayland is a Christian mediator who works with families when reconciliation has failed and divorce is imminent. He mediates nationally and specializes in family financial issues, family businesses, executive compensation, and customized parent plans for children.

 

 

 

Art Lieberman

Fayetteville
(910) 916-4826
Lieberman@FairDivorce.com

http://www.FairDivorce.com

 

I recognize the interplay of the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of divorce. So I strive to minimize your stress in making those tough decisions, in an informal yet structured environment allowing for creative decisions. Divorce shouldn’t be strictly a legalistic process, but rather one of negotiation with compassion. [Free consultation.]

 

 

 

Dan Royals

Royals & Associates

Laurinburg
(910) 276-9541 ofc

(910) 277-6604 mobile

(910) 277-0336 home
droyals@bellsouth.net

Certified: NC Mediation Network, NC Administrative Office of the Courts, Dispute Resolution Commission as Superior Court Mediator and I mediate reunification efforts as Guardian Ad Litem in Court District 16A, Criminal, Family & Juvenile Court. Member NC Association Professional Mediators and The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. I practice evaluative, facilitative and transformative styles.

 

 

 

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Eastern NC  Zone 1

 

 

Larry Hudspeth
N. Lawrence Hudspeth III, Attorney at Law

Jacksonville
(910) 455-9921
lhudspethmediation@charter.net

www.lhudspethfamilylaw@charter.net


In addition to being an experienced practicing attorney, and a family law specialist, I am a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Family Financial matters. I can provide mediation services in cases in Onslow County and the surrounding counties of Duplin, Jones, Craven, Carteret, Pender and New Hanover.
 

 

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