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Description of Practice
It really can be your divorce! William Donahue, Jr, Esq, founded Transitions Mediation Center to help you resolve your divorce in a civil manner, so you can get on with your life. Mediation is an alternative to expensive, time-consuming, and emotionally draining litigation. Donahue mediates a wide range of family disputes including divorce, high-conflict cases and cases involving children. He is a master at helping people resolve their divorce issues in a civil manner, so they can get on with their lives. Admitted to practice law in 1984 in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania in 1989, Donahue also offers divorce litigation. Serving the Camden County, Gloucestor County, Burlington County, Cape May County and Philadelphia areas.
In 1996, Donahue founded Transitions Mediation Center to serve the Philadelphia and Sourthern New Jersey communities. Admitted to practice law in 1984 in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania in 1989, william Donahue, Jr. also maintains a private litigation practice in South Jersey (Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties).
William Donahue , Jr., mediates a wide range of family disputes including divorce. Specializing in the mediation of high-conflict cases and cases involving children, he is a master at helping people resolve their divorce issues in a civil manner, so they can get on with their lives. Donahue is a nationally recognized speaker on family mediation and is often interviewed in local media. His book, Reconcilable Differences: A Consumer's Guide to Divorce Mediation, uses an easy, non-technical approach to explain the basic principles underlying mediation. The book shares simple examples of couples he's worked with, and how they were able to use mediation to resolve their divorces and preserve the key relationships in their lives, especially those with children. Credentials: University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts cum laude. Villanova Law School, Juris Doctor cum laude, 1984. Institute for Dispute Resolution, Seton Hall, University, certificate of completion, 1995. New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), annual accreditation as a divorce mediator. Former vice president of NJAPM and long-time board member, chairing NJAPM's Peer Consultation and Youth committees. Former president of the NJAPM Foundation, which was dedicated to funding peacebuilding programs in schools throughout the state. Former Chair of the New Jersey Youth Peace Building Coalition. Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections. Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Delaware Valley chapter. Member, Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Mediation, more than anything else, encourages you to separate your immediate emotions and demands from real long term interests and needs. It teaches you to use time tested negotiation techniques and strategies to reach divorce settlements that will meet your needs. Finally, when you mediate your divorce, you keep control of the entire process. Most people find that to be not only rewarding, but empowering. They also find that the negotiation and communication skills they learn and use in mediation carry over into the rest of their lives. Many of my mediation clients have told me had better relationships with their ex-spouses because they learned to communicate and negotiation effectively in ways they couldn't before their divorce. Having worked as both a divorce lawyer and a mediator for many years, I know mediation is a better way for most people to get divorced. In the last 25 years, mediation has revolutionized the way people settle disputes in business, industry, labor, neighborhoods and even international relations. It is time for a revolution in the way people get divorced.
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