"Through her wisdom, expertise, humor and compassion Liz guided my ex-husband and me to a place of compromise. We left the experience feeling as if equity and justice had been served in an atmosphere of respect and trust. We marveled at Liz's ability to see both sides of a story simultaneously - she's amazing! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to reach a middle ground in a kind, thoughtful and direct manner. Our family is so grateful to her for her help and guidance!" Betsy S.
My wife and I hired Liz after an internet search for local mediators. We were rewarded with someone who handled our sometimes “tumultuous” but always amicably intended divorce with professionalism and compassion. Liz has that special gift to know when to “intervene” or when not to, she also knows when to throw in a little humor or when to throw the appropriate statute to diffuse a potential conflict. Going into divorce is one of the hardest things a person will have to experience in their lifetime. If mediation is a course you are considering I would strongly suggest speaking with Liz while interviewing, she has a way about her that puts both spouses at ease and after a couple minutes of listening to her it becomes clear she is well versed in her field. My wife and I successfully managed an agreement with Liz’s guidance and friendship. As strange as this may sound I miss our meetings with Liz, I always enjoyed listening to her perspective and her opinions. Joe M.
After 20 years of marriage, going through the divorce process is not something anyone wants to go deal with. After meeting with another mediator who we didn't click with at all, finding Liz was so refreshing. She was caring and very easy to talk with. She brought up things my husband and I hadn't even thought about. It was nice to have someone who could really guide us through what could have been very difficult. Not to say it was easy, but the meetings were comfortable, informative, and in the end we came up with something we could both agree upon without hesitation. I would absolutely recommend Liz. Michelle G,
As emotionally difficult as the divorce process was for my wife and me, we still cared for one another and had compassion for one another. Even though we had begun to understand that we weren't meant to be together in a marriage anymore, we recognized that we were still two good, honest, loving people. The traditional divorce process seems architected to be one of "mine versus yours"; a "zero sum" process where one person's gain (whether financial, or custody of the kids, etc) is at the expense of the other. It was a desire to avoid this competitive/destructive legal paradigm that brought us to Liz. Her philosophy of mediating the divorce process so as to ensure that separating couples can find their way through the legal steps while still respecting and honoring each other was what drew us to her in the first place. She treated us both with compassion and was a valuable and trusted guide as we worked out the administrative task of ending our marriage. And throughout it all, she remained attuned to how emotionally difficult a process it is. I am thankful that we had her as our guide, and while I wish that we lived in a world where no one would need her services - since we live in the real world, I would strongly recommend her. Michael B.
I would highly recommend Elizabeth Rose for your Divorce Mediator-she saved my life in negotiating my divorce with my now x-husband, our Children's best interest always came first! Elizabeth is great to work with and brings both divorce parties to the mediation table under the most painful, stressful time in a couples life! Ellen Z.
All went very well the Monday morning when we went to court. The judge had obviously reviewed them and asked us a few specific and more general questions to make sure we were proceeding as we both wished. A lawyer who knows us was actually there and later he congratulated us on how gracefully we went through the whole process. That was largely thanks to you Liz, who guided us so skillfully, and made us feel confident because you had taken the time to answer all our questions throughout the process. You helped us compromise with compassion, as our goal was always to put the children first in our settlement. You also kept everything as affordable as possible during this difficult financial time. I thank you more than I can say. K.R.
I give the highest of recommendations for Elizabeth Rose as the truly ideal mediator. I was impressed with her skills of observation and her ability to reduce tension that could easily have escalated. Her structure allowed us not to feel rushed, but at the same time moved the process along efficiently. Liz was impartial and fair as she crafted a document that respected the rights of all family members to have a healthy future. I really cannot imagine someone with a better combination of legal and personal skills to assist a family through this process. Kathy L.
Thank you so much for working with us through this process. You made this expericence efficient and painless. You were truly kind and caring to us both. There was something you said at our first meeting about hoping that we could see to end our marriage in such a way as to be able to share our family in the future that really helped me through a difficult time. Thank you again. Marie C.
The thought of leaving a 30 year marriage felt impossible. My intention was to do so with ease, grace and fairness. Because of Liz, we were able to come to quick and fair resolution through her clear expertise in mediation of couples dividing their assets and personal lives. I felt supported and directed. Judy G.
There comes a time or two in our lives, or maybe more, when each of us needs a helping hand.We may not like the circumstance or reason for which we need that helping hand, but in the end, we realize how grateful we are that it was there. That is how I feel about Elizabeth Rose. She was an absolutely incredible force in helping me to deal with the single greatest difficulty I have had in my lifetime. Divorce can be ugly, and painful, and lengthy, and damaging, but with Liz, each of these potential pitfalls are minimized. She has an absolute focus on the children that may be part of the family and looks to blunt the divorce's impact on them. In addition, her wit, intelligence, and authenticity lends a caring, helpful, guiding hand to the separating adults. She can't erase the pain totally from the experience, but she definitely does her best to nurture both parties through such an incredibly difficult event. In no way, shape or form did I expect to ever be sitting in a lawyer's office or mediator's office to discuss the end of my marriage, but after experiencing the expertise and compassion of this incredible lady, I can think of no better person to guide the process than Liz. Chris G.
Liz is smart, balanced, and compassionate. She inspired confidence as she led us through the paperwork, explained the law, and prepared our document. She established trust as she treated us with respect, established communication ground rules, and helped us negotiate complicated issues. She addressed our vulnerability by accompanying us to court and providing emotional support. I especially appreciated her recognition of our feelings and supportive response. I highly recommend Liz Rose. I cannot imagine a more competent mediator. Mike M.
I am writing to let you know how very much I enjoyed working with you. After hearing horror stories from my friends, I realize how important it is to have the right mediator- one who is non-partial and can effectively communicate with both parties involved. Your realistic yet empathetic vantage point helped guide us through an extremely difficult time on our lives. You remained professional and stayed the course, even though our divorce was extremely long and complicated. So many people have a scorched Earth approach to separation and divorce, yet I wonder how they handle things when it’s all over and they still have to deal with the ex-spouse on issues with the children. I sincerely thank you for guiding us through the process for an end result that allowed us to move forward as parents and not husband and wife. Not only did we save thousands of dollars by mediating the divorce, we also walked away with some common ground, and a plan on co-parenting our children. Thank you. Jamie C.
“I could not have asked for a better experience. The divorce process was so foreign and frightening to me. I had heard horror stories about couples being pitted against each other in court. I knew I did not want that for me and my family. Though our marriage had come to an end, our family will last forever. And my goal was to get through the divorce process with as much civility and compassion and fairness as possible. It’s hard enough to end such a meaningful relationship after 18 years together. I was already feeling so fragile and fearful of what lies ahead. I did not want to add a cut-throat legal experience to the mix. I was fortunate enough to have been given Liz’s name by someone I’ve known and trusted for years. I was still a bit skeptical at first since I was out of my comfort zone. But Liz quickly put my ex and I at ease. Liz is incredibly genuine and straight-forward. Somehow she is able to balance her strength and knowledge with her warmth and sincerity. From the very beginning of the experience, I knew we were in capable hands. She was able to help us negotiate through issues and decisions that were complicated and emotionally-charged. No matter how heated things got, she stayed neutral and helped us find solutions. She is an expert at mediating and she does it calmly and fairly. Divorce is a painful process. I am so thankful that we found Liz to help guide us through it. She enabled us to take the high road and focus on what really matters – building new lives for ourselves and our children. Melissa R.
My wife and I did not want to go through a long, drawn-out divorce with attorneys and all the acrimony and expense that go along with it. We also didn't want our son to witness all of that. Right from our first meeting with Liz, she was pleasant and professional, and it was clear that it was important to her that we felt comfortable working with her. She didn't just treat us like clients, but more like regular people. Liz was very helpful in explaining all of the legal requirements and going over any detail as many times as we needed her to (and we needed her to go over everything multiple times). There was a great deal of negotiation and back-and-forth between my wife and me, and Liz was instrumental in facilitating the entire process and reminding us that it was up to the two of us to decide what we wanted and what we could live without. The entire process took about six months and Liz was very patient and accommodating, and especially professional, throughout. If a friend were to find themselves in need of divorce mediation, I would recommend Liz without hesitation. Peter S.
"Liz Rose is an amazing mediator and a phenomenal person! After failing to succeed with one renowned mediator we met with Liz. We did not believe that we could negotiate a separation agreement without representation, but we did it with Liz in just a few meetings. Liz is professional, smart, fair and has a great sense of humor. She helped us negotiate our divorce with dignity. Thank you Liz. Carol H.
I'd like to think I'm good at marriage, but I've had the misfortune of two divorces to contend with in my life. The first was intended to be "amicable" but as the full force of the legal process weighed in, it descended into 3 years of litigation, with communication possible only through walls of lawyers. This was followed by 10 years of recrimination and outright war, in which the children were victims (and the adults...), and the legal profession the ever-wealthier cheerleaders, as we returned to court 10 years on. My second wife and I lived through most of that horror-show together, so we could so easily have followed the same well-worn path. As we each researched our options, imagine our sense of surprise when we found Elizabeth Rose, Esq in a web-search. We were both raw and skeptical, but dipped our toe in that water anyway.... It worked...we took our time...we got through it...and if there is such a thing, we are now happily divorced. Our daughter has not been a pawn in the middle of a war, and our anguish...although profound....has not been made worse by hiding behind our respective attorneys and lobbing grenades at each other. Oh yeah....and we saved hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been put to much better use... If you are reading this as a potential client....don't hesitate for a second....call Liz...she is magnificent, patient, caring, yet clear when it counts. Do it. Simon W.
My ex-husband and I hired Liz to mediate our divorce in 2011. Although it was a fairly amicable split, there were plenty of uncomfortable moments and difficult discussions to get through. Liz’s compassionate approach to helping us kept things moving forward in as cordial a way as I think could have been possible. From her straightforward way of handling the payment to her quick responses with financial summaries and various laws and guidelines were invaluable to our getting through it all as peacefully as possible. Liz is a very kindhearted and considerate woman. Her personality coupled with her law degree and knowledge of the Massachusetts court system makes her at the top of her field of expertise. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for services in mediation, wills, etc. Respectfully, Joanne T.
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I appreciate how you helped Lori and I get through the most difficult time of our lives. You truly lived up to your motto of helping to end the marriage while preserving the family. It was remarkable how you were able to balance two very different people with very different objectives. Things never got out of control or contentious because you kept us focused on what was important. You were able to push on each of us when we needed and deserved it, without ever losing your impartiality. Thanks again, Randy S.
I'm very thankful that we got to work with Liz as our mediator through the divorce process. Her understanding and calm nature gave me comfort through an emotionally difficult time. She made herself available to both me and my husband for whatever we needed, and she has extended that same kindness and helpfulness beyond the mediation process. I would recommend Liz to anyone needing her services. Liz, thank you for all your help, understanding and support! Thank you again!!! Lauren M.
I was referred to Elizabeth Rose, and so glad that I was. Divorce is a very difficult time for all involved, and when there are children in the picture, it becomes even more crucial to work together as a team to handle those difficulties. Liz has a caring manner, a true concern for her clients well-being, and is a complete professional. I truly appreciated the way she helped us work to make a civil and respectful arrangement for the future. I dont know how things would have gone if we had someone less sensitive, or who did not have both our separate interests as well as the interest of our son at heart. I am grateful to her, and would recommend her to anyone looking to preserve a semblance of family for their child; before, during, and after divorce. Kim B., Novebmer 2011
I was really happy about how the whole mediation process went with Liz. I particularly liked how she helped us navigate the challenging spot between law and feelings. Liz helped us understand what the courts would expect to see in a separation agreement, then helped us fully explore deviations based on what we felt left the two of us whole. Liz brought a fair amount of a therapist’s touch to our discussions. She left room for us to explore our emotions, to work at our own pace, and to work in our own style. This was really important, since my ex-partner and I have very different approaches to working through challenging processes. Liz’s individualized approach and patience allowed us each to feel like we were in control, and ultimately to feel that the separation agreement was equitable. The end result was a straightforward divorce hearing, reached through a calm and rational process. Scoot J.
My husband and I decided upon mediation to end our 15 year marriage to minimize cost and avoid the adversarial nature of a divorce when both parties retain attorneys. I found Elizabeth Rose through an internet search. We felt very comfortable and retained her after the free initial meeting. I knew we were in caring and capable hands from the start. I was impressed by Liz’s professionalism, honesty and understanding of the emotional toll involved with divorce. She was impartial, yet empathetic, making the negotiation process run smoothly by deftly helping us work through areas of disagreement. Liz’s systematic approach kept us on track and avoided emotionally charged situations. I particularly appreciated the creative, out-of-the-box suggestions she offered when we were at an impasse. Liz knows that separation and divorce hurt, and acrimony often results from that hurt. But she also knows that the best way to achieve the shared goal, a fair agreement, is to set a direct course. Her talent is in gently guiding both people to follow that course, and helping them over the obstacles that their emotions might toss in the way. The result is an agreement that both can live with without feeling ‘taken’ by the other, because both understand how they arrived at the final terms. We only went before the judge last week, but already I feel a sense of dignity, closure and healing. Liz’s unique combination of talents is what makes this possible. She is an experienced mediator and knows domestic law, but also is patient and sensitive, important qualities to help the parties work through the emotional issues that often block settlement. Overall, it was a positive experience in a difficult situation. Thank you, Liz. Diane K
Thank you for being a mediator between us. We did need someone to go through the wreckage on both sides. You have been kind and honest. I'm glad David found you, because your services and humanity were exactly what we both needed. Laura F.
My wife and I had been separated on and off and had already sold our house and divided our possessions. We were ready for the divorce and tried unsuccessfully to do the paperwork ourselves, but even though we still cared for each other, failed as we could not communicate effectively. The emotions and the problems that caused the dissolution of our marriage were an impenetrable obstacle. Having been through a divorce before using adversarial attorneys and the impersonal, cold court system, I knew there had to be a better, more amiable way to go through this painful and emotional process. Through an internet search I found Liz. Liz uniquely combined the knowledge and expertise of an attorney with the caring and compassion of a top-notch marriage counselor to bring us to a quick, peaceful and harmonious conclusion. We were stuck and unable to move forward when Liz stepped in. She picked us up and guided us through the most difficult process of our lives salvaging the friendship we wished to maintain. Liz made the impossible suddenly possible. I simply can't find the words to express how fortunate I feel to have found her. Dave F.
After seven years of marriage and being blessed with a beautiful child, choosing to end our marriage was an extremely heartbreaking and difficult decision. After calling numerous divorce attorneys, I was fortunate enough to find Liz’s name and as soon as I spoke with her, I knew she was going to be the perfect person to assist us. Her ability to remain completely impartial while simultaneously maintaining a compassionate stance allowed us to speak our minds and feel confident that the resolutions we arrived at would be well thought-out and comfortable for us both. I would highly recommend Liz to anyone ending a marriage that wants to maintain a sense of partnership with his/her former spouse. Ariana H.