Did You Know That it is NEVER Too Late to Mediate Your Divorce? Insights from Leading Attorney and Mediator Claire Samuels on Divorce & Beyond #211

In this week's episode, Host, Susan Guthrie, chats with her friend and colleague, Attorney Claire Samuels, a former top divorce litigator who is now the go-to mediator in her area to help resolve cases both from the start, as well as just before the case goes to trial.  Claire is the pro who knows that it's NEVER too late to MEDIATE!

So often, in the heat of the moment when the decision to divorce is fresh, and the negative emotions, hurt and lack of trust are at the forefront of people's minds, they choose to litigate their divorce.  They want war.  They want their pound of flesh and they don't believe that they can get a fair settlement without a battle.  They lawyer up and a couple of years, tens of thousands of dollars (if not more) and untold drama and trauma, they find themselves months or weeks away from their trial.  They can't believe they have to go through the horror of a trial but what other option is there?

Enter Attorney Claire Samuels a master mediator who routinely helps clients (and their attorneys) settle their cases "at the courtroom door!"  The fact is, Claire has all the skills, talent and expertise needed to bring even the most difficult cases to a conclusion without having to go through those courtroom doors.  She practiced for years as a litigator at a the top family law firm in her area so she knows what happens in court rooms, she knows the law and she has the ability to help clients take a fresh and realistic look at their case so that they can arrive at reasonable settlements and dump the litigation!

At any time, from the day you decide to divorce to the courtroom door for trial, you can leave litigation and agree to mediate your divorce so listen to this episode because it's never too late to mediate!

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More Information About This Week's Special Guest:  Attorney Claire Samuels

Claire Samuels is the founder of Claire Samuels Law, PLLC - a family law and divorce mediation firm in Charlotte, NC. After litigating high conflict cases for over a decade, Claire started her firm with the idea of being a “peaceful warrior” and offering her clients A Becoming Divorce. A holistic approach to divorce that provides advocacy aligned with core values, empowers clients to make decisions from a place of strength, promotes healing and minimizes trauma. Claire understood the fear and uncertainty inherent in most divorce cases and knew her clients needed more than just expert legal advice. So, she pulled together a powerhouse group of women dedicated to supporting her clients throughout the process and beyond. Claire and her Curated Community work with clients and show them how they can use their divorce as a catalyst for transformation and create a solid foundation to start their best life.

 

For More Information on Claire:

  • Website:  https://www.clairesamuelslaw.com
  • Email: claire@clairesamuelslaw.com
  • Social Media Handles 

    Facebook: Claire Samuels Law, PLLC-@clairesamuelslaw 

    Instagram:  @clairesamuelslaw 

    LinkedIn: Claire Samuels 

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MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:

SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 

Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  

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