New Hampshire and Vermont Mediation and Conflict Resolution Blog

Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Robert Emery’s website (//emeryondivorce.com/childrens_bill_of_rights_in_divorce.php) regarding a “Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce”  It is a powerful reminder about keeping children’s rights in mind during difficult family transitions and decisions. The Children’s Bill of Rights
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What to Expect at a Hess Gehris Mediation

A mediation session is an opportunity for all sides to a dispute to work together to see if the case can be resolved.  Sometimes people come to a mediation before litigation has been started and sometimes a lawsuit has already
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Hess Gehris Transitions

Earlier this summer, the team at Hess Gehris Solutions celebrated our partner, Carol Hess, and the incredible contributions she has made to conflict resolution in New Hampshire and Vermont and beyond.  Carol’s keen insight, endless curiosity, and effervescent personality are
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Making a Difference in Local Government

Lauren facilitated a working session of the Selectboard in Norwich, Vermont as they developed guiding principles that describe themselves as “a model of well-functioning, cohesive small town government in which our thoughtful actions on complex issues and respectful treatment of
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A Tip for Transitioning a Child Between Homes

One way to ease your child’s transition between homes is to eliminate the suitcase or overnight bag. //www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/co-parents-please-dont-pack-your-childs-suitcase_us_58b2f026e4b0e5fdf6197385?utm_content=bufferf1bd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Carol’s Corner: Checking Assumptions

This article in the New York Times is a great reminder about the importance of checking assumptions about the intent of other people’s actions.  Often when we assume the innocent explanation regarding the actions of others, we allow ourselves the
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2016 Happenings

We now have a presence in the Upper Valley (Norwich, VT) with the addition of Lauren Girard Adams to our team.  Lauren is available to work in all of New Hampshire and Vermont.  To learn more about Lauren Click Here.
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Maximizing Your Mediation Session

How to Get the Most from Your Mediation Session One of the most common things I hear when I am mediating a case is “Carol do your magic”.  I like to think of myself as having special powers, but the truth
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