DIANE NEUMANN, J.D., M.A. began her mediation practice in 1981. She is recognized as one of the foremost mediators in the country. Diane is the author of two highly acclaimed books: Divorce Mediation: How to Cut the Cost and Stress of Divorce and Choosing a Divorce Mediator, published by Henry Holt & Co. In addition to her practice, she has been training mediators since the mid 1980’s.
Diane’s areas of expertise are two-fold: complex financial and tax matters, and difficult custody and parenting issues. She is Past President of both the national Academy of Family Mediators and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. She holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Her experience as a licensed Massachusetts attorney, a couples and family counselor, and an Internal Revenue Service Representative make her uniquely suited to help people reach a settlement.
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Articles and Video:
Neumann, Diane: Being Challenged by Mediation Center - Video
Diane Neumann discusses how she enjoys mediating because it involves all of her.
Neumann, Diane: Ability to Work with Strong Personalities - Video
Diane Neumann discusses one of her strengths as being able to engage clients who are controlling and see the positive qualities in them.
Neumann, Diane: Hard to Not Be Biased - Video
Diane Neumann discusses impartiality and neutrality in mediation.
Diane Neumann: Unique Factors of Working with Gays and Lesbians - Video
Diane Neumann discusses mediating with a variety of people, including the communication factors that are unique to working with Gays and Lesbians.
Diane Neumann: People Making Own Decisions - Everyone Teachable - Video
Diane Neumann discusses her belief that everyone is teachable. She says that people should be taught to be confident and stand up for their own decisions.
Neumann, Diane: Connections Between Past and Field - Video
Diane Neumann had a household with lots of family issues and mediating this household significantly affected her choice and talent as a mediator.
Diane Neumann: Importance of Substantive Expertise - Video
Diane Neumann discusses the importance of having experience and knowledge in the subject matter being mediated.
Neumann, Diane: Marketing Directly to Consumers - Video
Diane Neumann speaks about the importance of marketing your mediation practice to your targeted audience.
Neumann, Diane: Future of Mediation - Video
Diane Neumann discusses where the mediation field is headed.
Neumann, Diane: Lesbian - Gay Mediation - Video
Diane Neumann discusses some mediating cases involving lesbian and gay considerations.
Diane Neumann: Court Programs and Private Services - Video
Diane Neumann discusses a basic difference between court programs and private services.
Diane Neumann: Entrepreneurship in the Field of Mediation - Video
Diane Neumann discusses the importance of being an entrepreneur and the necessary skills for the field of mediation.