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out-of-court divorce and a healthy
post-divorce life for you and your family.

With Gabrielle Hartley, Esq.
Creator of Better Apart Divorce Mediation

(ONLINE MEDIATION, SERVING NEW YORK AND MASSACHUSETTS)

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Resolves 99% of Cases at the Settlement Table

Natalie Golub
Natalie Golub
2023-06-02
It’s weird to say I love going to mediation, but I really do love having Gabrielle there. She brings bright moments, insightful stories, and fairness into the conversation. I absolutely love working with her, and will absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs her.
Kevin F
Kevin F
2023-04-24
Gabrielle Hartley has been invaluable to me and my family. She has helped us sort out situations that seemed insurmountable, and made everything much less complicated. We have been able to move forward in a way that makes sense, thanks in a large part to her wisdom and professional, yet warm and caring, manner. Thank you!
Elizabeth Satin
Elizabeth Satin
2023-04-24
Constructive and thoughtful. Extremely professional and made the process as easy as it could have been! Thank you Gabby!
L Mollo
L Mollo
2023-04-08
When I spoke to Gabrielle, I felt like she really understood me.
Emma Guyette
Emma Guyette
2023-04-06
Gabrielle was incredibly helpful as I worked through the initial stages of helping a family member with their divorce proceedings. She was always timely in responding, and was very friendly and professional in correspondence. I would not hesitate to recommend that people reach out to her if needing to talk about your situation.
Corrie Mayers
Corrie Mayers
2023-03-16
Very Professional and Understanding. Fair to both parties. Mindful of both parties' time. Respectful of both parties privacy & requests. Patiently covers legal matters. Pleasant and calm personality who you would want to mediate such stressful matters for you.
Priscilla Monson
Priscilla Monson
2023-03-14
Gabrielle's book "Better Apart" was a God send. Helping me sort through the feelings and confusion when it comes to a relationship not working and needing to think about ending a marriage. It is not easy, and besides all the emotions you have to think about the legal side of things. This book help with both, helping to start to see a way forward for those who, like me, want to do as little damage as possible and try to preserve some dignity and friendship with my long time partner. Great book and its been so helpful working through it. Also had a great 20 minute consultation with Gabrielle which was so encouraging and hlepful.
Carol Conroy
Carol Conroy
2023-03-09
We just finished our divorce agreement, and I couldn't be happier. Gabrielle helped us get through this process with her patience, knowledge, and compassion. Going through mediation instead of a traditional divorce is highly recommended. Gabrielle's reassurance and expertise will see you through it. Divorce doesn't have to be a battle!
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KENNY ARCH
2023-03-09
I had the pleasure of speaking with Gabrielle Hartley, Ms.Hartley was very informative and helpful. Ms. Hartley took the time and patience to answer my questions openly and honestly. Forever grateful.

What Most Couples Have Never Been Told About Taking Their Divorce to Court

Most people are pretty sure they understand what happens when you take a divorce to court. From the outside looking in, it sounds pretty simple: you go in, you tell the judge what you want, you argue a bit with your ex and it’s all done.

That does sound simple. Unfortunately, that’s not what happens.

Court takes forever.  We have due process.  This means that everyone (even your difficult or narcissist ex) gets the chance to argue their side.  No matter how ridiculous you may think it is.

Court is a game. And like with any other game, there are rules that must be followed.  This is the reason that court takes so long and costs a lot of money.

When you go this route, you and your ex will likely each hire a lawyer to go to court and make your best case (the best defense is a strong offense). You and your ex will submit the most precious and sacred details of your life to the judge, a stranger in black robes, in open court…a room that could potentially be filled with other people.

There is very little privacy in this process, and even though you will be footing the bill, you will retain nearly no control. What this means is that your divorce can drag on for years and there won’t be much that you can do about it.

If you’re arguing over custody and you go to court, there will be a long list of court-ordered strangers potentially evaluating, investigating and judging each of you in an effort to create a report on parenting.

If you’re a business owner, there will be full evaluations and disclosures made, not only to your soon-to-be ex, but to the court, on the legal record.

If there was infidelity of any kind, it’s unlikely to have any impact on the outcome of your case, but it may be shared in court where other people can hear it.  It may be exaggerated in court documents, which may float around for years to come (and who knows what will wind up online in the future.)

In addition to just being annoying and extremely expensive, all of this can stir up anger, pain, and resentment that can last for generations. You can emerge on the other side of divorce frustrated, spent and not knowing which way to go.

These are just a few of the issues most divorcing couples don’t know about until they get too far into the process to  back out.

Am I exaggerating? Sadly, no. In fact, things can get much worse than the disaster I’ve already described. It is not a situation I would wish on my worst enemy.

That’s why it is my life’s work to help keep divorcing couples out of the court experience whenever possible. This is why I wrote Better Apart, The Radically Positive Way to Separate.

Very few people realize there is an alternate path. Even fewer people realize how to transform that path into one of the most powerful experiences of their life.

Better Apart Divorce Mediation allows you and your soon to be ex to keep your personal life private and your future in your own hands.

It is a path to a peaceful out-of-court divorce and a healthy post-divorce life for you and your family.

Yes, you can still have experts including lawyers, financial analysts, real estate experts and the like involved, if necessary, but you can emerge from your marriage with more money in your pocket, your relationships intact and a clear view of what’s next for you.  With Better Apart Divorce Mediation, you can lay the groundwork  to a better future for you and your family.  And, since it is all online, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.

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What Is Possible With Better Apart Divorce Mediation?

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Create The Best Post-Divorce Future Possible For You And Your Family

Reaching a reasonable resolution means that you and your family achieve your post-divorce goals in a private and efficient setting.

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Resolve Seemingly Impossible Disputes Quickly and Reasonably

Hitting an impasse in your divorce?

A mediation or settlement conference with Gabrielle is just what you need to bring your case to a close.

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Create a Divorce Settlement That Stands the Test of Time

Your divorce settlement will be a detailed and long-lasting agreement that you can rely on to address conflict now and prevent future conflict.

What Is Better Apart Divorce Mediation?

Better Apart Divorce Mediation allows you and your soon-to-be ex to keep your personal life private and your future in your own hands.

It is a path to a peaceful out-of-court divorce and a healthy post-divorce life for you and your family.

It is a fully online service that you can access from wherever is most comfortable for you. Yes, you can still have experts including lawyers, financial analysts, real estate experts and the like involved, if necessary, but you can emerge from your marriage with more money in your pocket, your relationships intact and a clear view of what’s next for you.

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DISCLAIMER: The commentary, advice, and opinions from Gabrielle Hartley are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice or mental health services. You should contact an attorney and/or mental health professional in your state to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

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