Family Disputes

Family disputes, relationships, and dynamics present a wide variety of challenges. We can help resolve a variety of family disputes, including:

Divorce: Even though your marriage has come to an end, wouldn’t you rather avoid painful litigation? We can help you part ways amicably, protecting you and your children from escalated tension and the relationship from further damage.

Custody & Guardianship: If you can’t find common ground over issues of custody and guardianship, our mediation offers advantages over litigation: it helps restore and preserve your relationship with the other side (which is critically important since that relationship generally will continue at least throughout your child’s youth), it reduces the level of tension experienced by all parties involved especially any children, and it is more economical than going to court.

Childcare & Education: If parents don’t see eye to eye on major decisions concerning their child, what are you to do? We can help! Our approach combines tools used in mediation, family therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology, and is designed to help parents identify solutions that are best for their children and consistent with their values and abilities.

Elder Care: Deciding what’s best for an aging loved one isn’t always easy, and concerned family members can have different perspectives. Rather than arguing with siblings, spouses, and other relatives, let us help you collectively identify the option that makes the most sense for everyone involved, especially your elder.

Employment/Career Decisions: Are you and your loved ones at odds about taking on a new job, working from home, or becoming a stay-at-home parent? Decisions like these can put undo stress on a relationship, particularly because they impact personal identities, individual values, logistic decisions, and family finances, among other things. We can help you navigate these situations and arrive at a joint decision that considers the factors important to all of the parties involved.

Relocation: Do you and your loved one have different ideas of where you should live? Let us help you come to a decision, before you decide to go your own ways.

We also help resolve:

Business Disputes
Family Office & Wealth Holder Issues
Leadership Board Disputes
Inheritance & Probate Disputes

Family Disputes

We work with:


Companies of all sizes

Non-profit organizations

Business owners

Private wealth & family offices

Leadership boards


The average Fortune 1000 executive spends 13% of their time mediating work disputes.

The Practitioner Advantage


Each member of the Consensus team has more than fifteen years of field experience, working on behalf of clients as their negotiators and mediators. As practitioners, we routinely test and apply cutting edge strategies and theories as part of our various client situations, ranging from hostage situations to billion-dollar business transactions to political standoffs.

Accordingly, we are highly informed about the strengths inherent to different approaches and frameworks, and how various theoretical concepts would or would not apply to your contexts. Our practitioner experience translates into more concrete advice based on firsthand experience, a true understanding of how theories play out in the real world (and when popular ideas would fall short), and an ability to relate to professionals at all levels of seniority – including members of your C-suite.

Contact us


Contact Consensus to learn more about how Conflict Resolution & Mediation services can help you meet your particular business needs and objectives.
(212) 391-8100


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