Eileen Coen Mediation

Eileen Coen Mediation Eileen Coen, J.D., is an Attorney Mediator with expertise in helping people reach out-of-court solutions and agreements that work. An attorney mediator, Eileen devotes her practice exclusively to family and divorce mediation.
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Eileen Coen Mediation specializes in helping couples negotiate a fair settlement -- without resorting to the adversarial legal process. We take a comprehensive approach to creating financial and parenting plans that work for your family and results in a binding agreement. Our mediation services are ideal for couples who value: - making well-informed decisions - professional guidance and support - maintaining privacy and control in your own lives - tools for managing emotional and financial strain - creative solutions that allow you (and your children) to thrive Eileen Coen Mediation, LLC, located in Bethesda, Maryland serves individuals and families throughout Washington, DC and Maryland and Virginia suburbs for divorce, separation, custody, property settlement, child support, spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and other family law matters.

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Expertise in guiding couples to a "good divorce"
07/07/2016
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Expertise in guiding couples to a "good divorce"

Mediator for Divorce and Other Family Matters
Going through a separation, divorce or painful family conflict can be among life’s most distressing challenges. At a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed with grief, anger,...

Eileen Coen to serve as Mediation Expert Panelist for the Washington, DC Bar presentation, "The Family Lawyer Tool Kit: ...
01/08/2015
The Family Lawyer Tool Kit: Sharpening Essential Skills Every Family Lawyer Should Possess

Eileen Coen to serve as Mediation Expert Panelist for the Washington, DC Bar presentation, "The Family Lawyer Tool Kit: Sharpening Essential Skills Every Family Lawyer Should Possess" http://www.dcbar.org/marketplace/event-details.cfm?productCD=091507GEN Time & Location January 15, 2015 6 – 8 pm D.C. Conference Center 441 4th Street, NW, Room 1116 (Judiciary Square Metro Station) Washington DC 20001

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Settle your separation or divorce out of court
09/16/2014
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Settle your separation or divorce out of court

Greater Washington, D.C. Area Mediator for Separation, Divorce and Other Family Matters Going through a separation, divorce or painful family conflict can be among life’s most distressing challenges. At a time when you may be...

My recent blog post discusses important things that divorcing parents can do to plan for their children’s college educat...
03/05/2014
Paying for College: 3 Things Divorcing Parents Should Do

My recent blog post discusses important things that divorcing parents can do to plan for their children’s college education.

Your child has met the college application deadline and the acceptances are rolling in… but for divorcing parents there’s another worry: How are college expenses to be paid and by...

An amicable, uncontested divorce is the quickest, least damaging and most cost-efficient route to divorce. If you are se...
02/13/2014
Dating Before the Decree: Why it Pays to Wait

An amicable, uncontested divorce is the quickest, least damaging and most cost-efficient route to divorce. If you are separated and ready to date – and your spouse is not – it pays to wait.

In a previous post, I offered tips for dating while separated. That article provides guidance to couples who agree that dating while separated is okay. But what rules apply when...

Let’s hope this film will not come to represent a big part of the problem, but rather, a small part of the solution.
01/21/2014
Do Misrepresentations in Divorce Corp Undermine Needed Change?

Let’s hope this film will not come to represent a big part of the problem, but rather, a small part of the solution.

Divorce Corp: Proceed with Caution After viewing the Divorce Corp trailers, I wrote in my last article that I hoped the documentary would generate a national dialog about how our family law system could better serve families in...

A new documentary, Divorce Corp, presents an indictment of traditional divorce litigation as a self-serving multi-billio...
01/07/2014
Coming Soon: Divorce Corp the Movie

A new documentary, Divorce Corp, presents an indictment of traditional divorce litigation as a self-serving multi-billion dollar industry.

Family Law Professionals Beware: A new documentary set to debut on January 10, 2014 purports to expose appalling excesses and injustices rampant in the U.S. family law system. The documentary, Divorce Corp, portrays the...

Have you resolved to keep your divorce amicable? Here are three good steps to take.
12/27/2013
Three tips for an amicable divorce

Have you resolved to keep your divorce amicable? Here are three good steps to take.

Each year, in the first week of January, the office phone in my family and divorce mediation practice begins to ring more often. This is the time of year...

Introducing innovative parenting resources that can help bring out the Super-Hero in Co-Parents
12/11/2013
Sites That Encourage Heroic Co-Parenting | Eileen Coen, J.D.

Introducing innovative parenting resources that can help bring out the Super-Hero in Co-Parents

My last post addressed the importance of children having access to both parents who are separated or divorced. But here’s the rub… Co-parenting with your...

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12/11/2013

Eileen Coen Mediation's cover photo

Eileen Coen Mediation's cover photo
12/11/2013

Eileen Coen Mediation's cover photo

Keep in mind this holiday season: Access to both parents is a truly priceless gift for children.
11/27/2013
The Best Gift for Kids in Divorce: Access to Both Parents

Keep in mind this holiday season: Access to both parents is a truly priceless gift for children.

Several studies have shown that children point to “loss of a parent” as the most harmful consequence of their mother and father divorcing. Most often the “lost parent” is Dad. Traditionally, mother...

An Expert’s Advice on Insuring Child Support & Alimony
10/30/2013
An Expert’s Advice on Insuring Child Support & Alimony

An Expert’s Advice on Insuring Child Support & Alimony

People typically know that the cash value of a Whole Life insurance policy can be a marital asset and subject to division on divorce. But term life insurance and disability insurance are often over...

The High Conflict Divorce: Mediation can work
10/16/2013
Four Strategies for Mediating a High Conflict Divorce

The High Conflict Divorce: Mediation can work

Sometimes people assume that the only way to handle their divorce with a high conflict partner is to “lawyer up” and “buckle down” for the roller coaster ride. Statistically, this approach leads to...

There are no national standards to measure a mediator's competency, but Maryland's Council for Dispute Resolution “perfo...
09/25/2013
Does “Mediator Certification” Matter?

There are no national standards to measure a mediator's competency, but Maryland's Council for Dispute Resolution “performance-based certification” may serve as a model for other states.

Yes and No. The fact is that there is no national or state certification required to put up a shingle as a "mediator." In the mediation world, practitioners debate whether mediators ought to be ce...

Taking care of your family includes taking care of yourself.
09/11/2013
Getting Out of the Emotional Rut: Finding the Road to Peace

Taking care of your family includes taking care of yourself.

Divorce is one of life’s major traumas. On the famous Holmes and Rahe stress scale, divorce is the second biggest stressor after death of a spouse. At the same time, the trauma of divorce usually...

Divorce Is A Choice: Choosing constant conflict with your spouse is choosing to stay married.
08/22/2013
Want to Avoid a Long Divorce?

Divorce Is A Choice: Choosing constant conflict with your spouse is choosing to stay married.

The 17-year long divorce proceedings of two law professors in Ohio have been highly publicized in the news recently. While their protracted case made headlines, most of us have heard a story or two...

The issue of dating is often overlooked by separating couples.
08/07/2013
Five Tips for Dating During Separation

The issue of dating is often overlooked by separating couples.

So you and your spouse are separated. You’re living in your own place. Your spouse is living somewhere else. You’re waiting out the requisite year of separation to file for divorce, but you’re feel...

Mediation can help a marriage in crisis
07/24/2013
Is Mediation Appropriate for Couples Who Want to Reconcile?

Mediation can help a marriage in crisis

One of the first questions I ask my clients is “Has there been a decision to divorce?" And sometimes, neither party is sure they want a divorce, but they do know their marriage is in crisis. In tha...

Achieving an international parenting plan through mediation
07/10/2013
An International Parenting Plan for Hannah

Achieving an international parenting plan through mediation

Eliza is an American, who works for an international aid agency. She is about to embark on a two-year assignment in Jordan. Peter is German. He is an economist with plans to return to his home coun...

International Divorces Give Rise To Unique Parenting Issues
06/20/2013
International Divorce and Parenting Across Borders

International Divorces Give Rise To Unique Parenting Issues

We live in a global society where international marriages and international divorces are increasingly prevalent. While the international marriage may no longer work, the international family is for...

One-on-one coaching for a better divorce.
06/05/2013
The Role of Conflict Coaching in Divorce Mediation

One-on-one coaching for a better divorce.

What do conflict coaching and mediation have in common? Like mediation, the conflict coaching process is voluntary, confidential and involves a neutral facilitator to address ways to resolve confli...

A quick guide to mediation orientation: The opportunity to decide whether this process and this mediator will work for y...
05/24/2013
A Quick Guide to Mediation Orientation

A quick guide to mediation orientation: The opportunity to decide whether this process and this mediator will work for you.

I frequently receive inquiries about divorce mediation, like this one: Dear Eileen, My spouse and I are interested in a non-adversarial divorce and we are looking for an experienced divorce mediato...

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Bethesda, MD
20817

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Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
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