Professional Details

Robert T. Stewart MS, JD, MA-MFT
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

CT Divorce Mediation Center

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128 Garden Street
Farmington, CT 06032
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860 674-1788
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
I am a compassionate, competent and experienced mediator whose practice is devoted solely to mediating divorces, post-divorce and stepfamily issues.

Divorce is a very emotional and challenging experience that also involves financial, tax, and legal issues, including the preparation of legal documents. My training and experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist will help you to balance and channel your emotions and to clearly and respectfully express your needs and concerns so that you and your partner can create a fair and reasonable agreement. My training and experience as an accountant will guide you through the complex financial and tax issues you will encounter. My training and experience as an attorney will help you to identify, discuss, and creatively resolve the many legal issues that are involved in divorce and post-divorce issues; I will also prepare all the legal documents required by the courts.

I also have significant personal experience with divorce: my parents were divorced when I was young, several of my siblings are divorced, I have been divorced twice, and am married for the third time. I have co-parented my own five children (ages 4-14 at the time of the divorce), and have step-parented four other children.

Therefore, I understand--both professionally and personally--the emotions, issues, and challenges you will face, so I will guide you and help you overcome those challenges and reach a resolution that both partners can accept and honor.

Professional Background

I am an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (Family Section), a former member of the Board of The Connecticut Council for Divorce and Family Mediation, and a former member of the Board of Shared Parenting, an organization that promotes joint custody and co-parenting. I am an accountant, attorney, and marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of combined experience.

Experience

For the past 18 years, I have devoted my practice solely to divorce, post-divorce and family mediation.

Degrees

BA, Amherst College(American Studies);
MS, NYU (Accounting & Taxation);
JD, University of CT (law);
MA, St. Joseph University (Marriage and Family Therapy)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1998    Carl Schneider    Basic Training/80 hours
2000    Carl Schneider    Advanced Training/24 hours

Approach

I am impartial as to the parties, and focus on listening to both parties, helping them to communicate effectively with each other, and guiding both of them to compromise in order to reach an agreement that is fair and equitable to both of them, and if applicable, in the best interests of their children.

Fees

My fees are purely a function of the amount of time required to complete the mediation process. I charge $200.00 per hour.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.