Sophie mediates all types of family disputes, including marital separations, divorce, custody agreements, parenting plans and modifications of support. Sophie works closely with clients to develop agreements that really work for your family, taking the time to learn about what matters to the parties, and working through financials with parties in detail, so agreements are realistic and constructive. Most people getting divorced, especially those with children, will continue to be in contact for many years after the divorce is finalized. Sophie’s approach is to support clients so they arrive at agreements that will allow everyone to coexist as peacefully as possible, and to provide guidance on how to navigate the conflicts that do develop over time.
Sophie works with businesses to mediate disputes such as founder disputes in startups, partnership dissolutions and terminations, and family business transitions. Business disputes are often as emotionally fraught as family disputes, and often the two types of disputes overlap. Sophie works with parties to find resolutions that are mutually agreeable, and address the concerns of all parties. Mediation is highly preferable in this context as legal resolution of small business disputes is intensely costly and time consuming, and can often cause the business to fail. Working through conflicts together allows businesses to thrive, and for parties who are departing a partnership to find new success.