WE MEDIATE IN NEWPORT AND NORTH KINGSTOWN. JEREMY HOWE is an attorney with more than 36 years experience in the family court and he has a busy elderlaw practice. He mediates as a team with an experienced psychotherapist and mediator, NANCY JOHNSON-GALLAGHER. While we have been practicing law and counseling for decades, when we mediate, we sit at the mediation table as mediators only. At the same time, our knowledge and our experience give us the ability to guide you to your best solution. We have found that “two heads are better than one” in the mediation process and our clients appreciate our different backgrounds and perspectives. We utilize Family Law Software to provide our clients with the best data to guide their decisions. We can mediate from our Newport office or our North Kingstown office and elsewhere in Rhode Island by special arrangement.
I am a “family lawyer” in the broadest sense of the term. I have practiced since 1974, representing families, members of families (and others in a relationship) during good times and bad times. I have represented well over 2,000 divorce clients, both civilian and military, and more than that number of clients in other domestic matters including adoptive parents, juveniles, unmarried parents, grandparents, and other unmarried couples. I also have two associate attorneys who work for my law office in all areas of elderlaw. I am able to mediate all family issues including intergenerational issues, sibling problems, estate issues, post-death problems and general family problems.
I also have focused my practice on wills, estates, trusts, probate and all elder law issues such as Medicaid planning, Veteran’s Benefits and long-term care insurance questions. I have mediated inter-generational problems, sibling problems, and other estate related problems among family members as well as mediating hundreds of divorce, parenting and couples matters.
Mediation “informs” my law practice and my life. A world-reknowned mediator stated at a plenary session of a national mediation conference that mediators are “hope-builders”. Mediation is a perfect fit for me as a person and for my law office. I believe in “Divorce With Dignity” and solving all problems with dignity. While some matters must be litigated, most could and should be mediated.
BA Tufts University
JD Suffolk University School of Law
Mediation training ABA/AFM
Mediator trainor- Roger Williams University
We discuss fees at the outset of our mediation and clients quickly understand the value of mediation versus litigation.
Clients “pay as they go” so if the mediation is unsuccesful (some are), the cost is normally small in the big picture. Even a “short” mediation will provide the parties with a great deal of information to take to their attorneys so the mediation is never a waste of time.