Mary Sargent is a Certified Family Mediator and Guardian Ad Litem in the NH Office for Mediation and Arbitration, specializing in Family Services and Small Claims. Her 25-year background includes varied aspects of Family Support Services, including Protective Services Social Work and Guardian ad Litem. This background has given her unique insight into the legal institutions affecting families wrestling with disputes, and the children all too often caught in the middle.
Mary brings a strong commitment to helping people resolve their own disputes, finding solutions that all parties can agree to and work with. She has successfully mediated neighborhood disagreements, workplace disputes, landlord/tenant conflict and adoption related issues in addition to parenting and divorce mediation.
I appreciate how personal & painful family conflict can be. How do you initiate those difficult conversations without making things worse?
As a certified family mediator, I can help you address issues in a safe and confidential setting, encouraging positive, healthy communication.
By focusing on the future, I can assist you in finding a better way to relate and respond to one another.
Create an opportunity for families to communicate effectively and keep relationships intact.
Help families identify priorities, explore options, stay on track and remain future focused.
Support parties in saying what they need to say and hearing what they need to hear, in confidence.
Assist family members in gaining clarity and mutual understanding to reach consensus and make their own decisions so they can move forward from the issue at hand.
Provide therapy, advice or opinions.
Make decisions for parties.
Consider this, Mediation is
Less time consuming
More successful in yielding durable outcomes
Able to address non-legal issues