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The Baroness – Consulting & Mediation, LLC 318 S. Franklin St., Suite 102 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 OR 459 Columbus Ave., Suite 218 (@ 82nd St.) New York, NY 10024 Hours:
Our firm was founded in 2006, and since then has helped create many intelligent win-win solutions! It doesn’t matter, whether you are wealthy or not, young or old, children or no children, in agreement or not, we can help you to a brighter, happier future!
When two or more parties need to come to a resolution, whether it’s divorce and custody, or whether it’s employee or neighbor disputes, contract disputes or other business matters, or even settlement determinations of financial awards resulting from litigation, professional mediation is ideally suited to arrive at a binding, legal solution.
Mediation is generally a voluntary process. The parties may not be happy to be involved in a dispute, but they can be guaranteed that all their concerns will be heard and considered, unlike the normal, strict, constrained court procedure.
Although the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey don’t require any specific schooling or certification for the new profession of mediator, the Baroness voluntarily adheres to all national ethical standards outlined by various mediator associations, such as continuing education credits, conflict of interest prevention, transparency, confidentiality and insurance requirements. She is also a registered member of the PA Council of Mediators and several other professional associations.
Baroness Juliane von Schmeling, BS, MBA, EJD Baroness von Schmeling personally experienced that the adversarial legal system doesn’t always work so well in resolving custody and support disputes, as well as many other conflicts. As a result she looked for other solutions, and found mediation to be an excellent, user-friendly alternative form for conflict resolution. Things happen, and matters need to be resolved, but it doesn’t have to mean that disputes and divorces get drawn out for years and cost thousands upon thousands of dollars to resolve. She has decades of experience in resolving issues in the business environment and since 2006 has mediated many divorces and custody and support cases as well as other Alternative Conflict Resolution (ACR). She knows from experience that mediation works much faster and in practically all cases and is so much less expensive than the traditional forms of suing each other in a court of law. Best of all, the agreements she has worked out are in the end legally binding and enforceable, just like traditional court orders. But all parties had more of a chance for real input during the process, so naturally these agreements are usually longer lasting and not appealed. Baroness J. von Schmeling strives to create intelligent win-win solutions for all parties and has received many referrals in recent years from satisfied clients and industry professionals alike. She is a trained Mediator with Certificate, and has many other important, pertinent credentials such as an MBA in finance, studies in psychology, mental health, consumer research, and more. She also regularly attends continuing education seminars. Unlike many family law attorneys she has devoted her entire career to becoming a professional, goal-oriented mediator. Credentials Abitur - Wolfgang-Ernst-Gymnasium ’85 BS - Kings College (International Business, Psychology) ’89 MBA - Wilkes University (Marketing, Finance) ‘06 EJD - Concord Law School Mediator Certificate – IMA, AZ Various accreditations in Business, Mental Health, Psychology, Science, Social Media and Finance