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Mediation: The Alternative to Costly Litigation

Please know that in spite of these current events, we remain dedicated to helping you however we can. We are experiencing unprecedented times given the preventative measures being taken to reduce the spread of the novel Covid-19(coronavirus) in the US.

At this time, we are still able to operate business as usual and are available to meet and correspond with clients, hold mediation sessions on various platforms, speak over the phone, e-mail communication, & video chat (FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc.) We are committed to keeping our community healthy & safe and will abide by any preventative measures needed.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you need our services, please call us at (301) 986-8877 and leave a message or (301)-315-0840. Thank you for your support during this time!

Stay safe, Joan Weiss and Douglas Cohn

Welcome to A Smarter Divorce Mediation Services.

We serve clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia, with offices in Bethesda and Rockville.

Welcome to A Smarter Divorce Mediation Services. We specialize in all aspects of family law mediation. These include custody, property issues, modification issues, child support, access, relocation issues, and distribution of assets and debt. While there are various options to resolve any conflict for people who are going through a separation, a divorce, or post-divorce issues, at A Smarter Divorce Mediation Services we believe that the co-mediation model is the best and most efficient way to resolve the issues during this emotional time.

Joan Weiss has been practicing family law for approximately 30 years and has experience both in and outside the courtroom. Douglas Cohn is a former Family Court Judge in Vermont and has been practicing family law for 30 years. Together we have helped resolve disputes for hundreds of couples.

We have tried to answer many of the questions you may have about mediation in general and A Smarter Divorce Mediation Services in particular here, but we realize that separation and divorce issues are very personal and unique to each couple and family. Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail to speak with us to help you decide if mediation is appropriate for your situation.