About Mediation

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." -S. Kierkegaard

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." -S. Kierkegaard

Mediation offers an alternative to the traditional adversarial arena of the Court system.

We view mediation as an opportunity for individuals to come to a fair resolution of conflicts in an informal and efficient process which ensures consideration of the issues of particular concern to each side, without the substantial costs and potential risks associated with litigation.

Although we cannot change the past, working together in mediation we can help you reach an appropriate settlement of your conflict, and shape your future in a way which best serves your particular needs and interests.

Fully licensed and certified as a Family Mediator by the New Hampshire State Office of Licensure and Certification since 2009, and with over 24 years of experience serving as a Mediator for the New Hampshire Superior Court, Francis Lane has extensive professional training, experience and success in mediating a broad range of legal disputes involving Divorce and Separation, Custody, Personal Injury claims, Malpractice, Business and Partnership dis-solutions and disputes, Contract actions, Land and Boundary disputes, as well as Estate and Elder care issues.

Following his nomination by the Governor and approval of the New Hampshire Executive Council in May of 2019, attorney Lane was appointed to serve as a Member of the State of New Hampshire Family Mediator Certification Board.

The Family Mediator Certification Board oversees the appointment and discipline of Professional Mediators, and is responsible to assure the integrity of Mediation practice within the State, in the interest of the Public. The Board is made up of 11 members including mental health professionals, representatives from other State agencies involved with Family Assistance programs, Lawyers, certified Mediators and a Justice of the New Hampshire Court.

You can learn more by reading Francis Lane's bio from the New Hampshire Judicial Branch .

We provide New Hampshire with exceptional, experienced mediation services as an alternative to litigation at a sensible and reasonable cost.

For more information about any of our services, please contact our Office.