Diane D. Hitzemann, Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Related Materials


“Collaborative Practice – A Choice for Families” by Diane Hitzemann, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (May, 2007)

“Collaborative Law: Not Just Being Cooperative” by Debra Denison-Cantor, PBA ADR Committee Newsletter, (Spring 2008)

“Building Hope for Your Family’s Future” by Judith Harrington Johnson, 
Partner, Speeter & Johnson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Couple Embracing Kinder, Gentler Divorces” by David Carey, Associated Press (12/18/07)

“Separating with Civility” by Tralee Pearce, Toronto Globe (10/25/07)

“Advocates Believe Collaborative Method a Better Way to End Marriage” by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (9/25/07)


"The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids -- Without Going to Court" by Stuart G. Webb & Ron Ousky**

"Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with your Life" by Pauline Tesler & Peggy Thompson**

"Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate" by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro

"Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes" 
 By Robert Mnookin

"Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most" 
 By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, & Roger Fisher

**Available in the Hamburg, Orwigsburg and Tamaqua local libraries


www.collaborativepractice.com- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is an international and interdisciplinary association which fosters public awareness of the collaborative practice method and provides continuing education for collaborative professionals.

www.collaborativelaw.org– The Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota is a statewide collaborative organization. The collaborative law movement began in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota and continues to spread throughout the United States and the world.

www.afccnet.org – Association of Conciliation Courts is an international and interdisciplinary association dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes

Responsibilities of the Mediator

www.pacollaborativepractice.com - Pennsylvania Collaborative Practice

www.collaborativelawpa.com - Independent Collaborative Attorneys of Central Pennsylvania

www.clasplaw.org - Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania

www.collaborativefamilylaw.com - Collaborative Family Law Affiliates

Divorce and Parenting Resources

www.ourfamilywizard.com is a website offering a parental tool for shared parenting software developing shared custody calendars and assisting parents in structured communications about parenting issues

www.uptoparents.org is a website created to offer parents the chance to take an interactive time out from their conflict to consider commitments they could make to their children during periods of conflict and stress

www.yoursocialworker.com is a website posting separation/divorce and parenting/family articles

www.mediate.com is a website offering information/articles about Mediation and the Collaborative Practice of Law

www.divorceonline.com is a website featuring articles about the impact of divorce on children and parents including question/answer and chat areas