Michelle Exline Minovi is a highly skilled divorce and family mediator with 12+ years family law experience.
As Managing Attorney at the legal services non-profit Ayuda in Washington, D.C., Michelle represented low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrant clients in complex matrimonial cases in the context of domestic violence. After moving to Brooklyn, Michelle litigated and won sole custody on behalf of a mother of two children who was forced to leave the ultra-religious community because she identified as queer. After three years of intense litigation, Michelle wondered if there was an alternative way to divorce? Michelle knew she had to pivot from litigation to mediation when she took her first mediation training at the Center for Understanding Conflict.
Informed by her experience representing underserved individuals, Michelle brings a deep understanding of trauma, family conflict, child development and family law litigation to mediation.
As a mediator, Michelle values the process as well as the outcome. Michelle sits on the board of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Michelle speaks proficient Spanish.