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Client Testimonials

Next Page Mediation former clients have provided the following feedback at the conclusion of their mediation in response to a series of survey questions:  


What did you appreciate about the mediation process with Next Page Mediation?


"The process was as promised - clear, smooth, and as expected. Every question that we had, whether mundane or substantial, was answered in a timely and helpful fashion. The work that we were given (answers and decisions that needed to be provided) was reasonable and helpful. The process went as well as we could have ever possibly expected." – J.U.

"The process was effective in helping us reach a resolution agreement. The structure kept us on track and created opportunities for agreement to arise naturally, without extended debate." – W.W.

"It was straightforward and uncomplicated." – A.T.

"Jim did a great job of letting both of us make our points without ever appearing to take sides. We both felt like we had been heard, and thus fairly treated." – P.R.

"It was easy." – P.S.

"It gave my spouse and I a forum to hammer out the details of an alimony agreement that we both could feel good about in the long run without having to resort to hire a lawyer. We were keen to manage our divorce as respectfully and affordably as possible, but it's a complicated process. Mediation allowed us both to feel like we understood the law about our obligations enough to come to an informed agreement that worked for us both, without sacrificing any good will." – J.L.

"As we had no idea what was required for the dissolution process, the mediation sessions were extremely helpful and very thorough so that everything was covered and nothing overlooked." – K.R.

"Jim Robenalt struck a perfect balance of leading discussions but giving us power during the mediation to make decisions among ourselves that worked for each of us. He kept things fair and encouraging, but let us have our say."  – L.M.

"Working with Jim was a joy. The process was great and I really appreciate it."  – L.M."

"His professionalism and knowledge of the process."  -R.P. 


What did you appreciate about working with your mediator, Jim Robenalt?


"I appreciated how sensitive Jim was in making us feel confident about the process but also establishing boundaries as well as expectations." – R.U.

"He was very thorough and very knowledgeable. He had all the answers to every question and made it a smooth and straightforward process." – S.K.

"Jim's moderation is highly empathic and sensitive to the parties, but also business oriented. His attention to the business and legal elements of the proceedings made them less of a focus for my ex-spouse and me during the mediation, letting us do the difficult work without distraction. Jim is an expert." – B.W.

"He was very approachable, and was willing to listen to background information from both of us so we were comfortable he really understood what we were saying." – T.R.

"Jim's patience and thoroughness."  – P.S.

"Jim was very methodical. He took us both step by step through every aspect of the process we were trying to figure out, ensuring that we both understood it all along the way, and empowering us to negotiate with that foundational understanding. When the discussion grew emotional, he was attentive, empathetic and invested in our well-being. I never felt rushed; I felt like he was taking the time to fully understand the circumstances of my life, my spouse's life, and what bearing those details had on the alimony agreement we were trying to figure out." – J.L.

"Jim was always professional and courteous, yet managed to convey sincere sympathy and friendliness at the same time so that we were very comfortable working with him." –K.R.

"I appreciated how heard I felt during the mediation. Jim Robenalt was caring and compassionate throughout." – D.R.

"Tough situation- but wonderful mediator." – L.M.

"How he was so respectful and responsive to us." - R.P. 


Is there anything you wish you had known going into the mediation process?


"There is little you can do to prepare for the process, and it's best to keep an open mind. If I could give somebody advice going into mediation it would be this: The process is tested and it works. Do the necessary work, without overthinking it." – W.W.

"Jim did a great job of explaining the process. I never felt surprised by anything; things went just as I expected, with an outstanding level of impartiality." – P.R.

"I am extremely grateful to Jim for getting the mediation and separation done in a timely, but unrushed fashion. His presence during the court hearing was also vital to success." – A.T.

"No, Jim did an excellent job and even the paralegal that walked us through the formal process at court commented on how nice, clean and well-presented the MOU was." – K.R.

"No, he made the entire process extremely comforting." -R.P. 


Any other comments?


"Jim was great and I would highly recommend his services." – J.U.

"I'm incredibly grateful for the help Jim provided. His experience and expertise made the whole process so simple and I never felt too scared because he prepared me for everything so calmly and effectively. Thank you so much, truly." – S.K.

"Family breakups are a traumatic and life-changing experience. A spiral into the court system would make it so much worse. Jim is providing a genuine grace by offering the mediation process. I have no doubt he has improved his clients' lives." – W.W.

"This process was SO much better than if we had both had separate attorneys generating fees. If you think there's any chance a mediation process can work for you, give it a try with Jim before you both hire an attorney." – P.R.

"I think it was actually helpful to do this over zoom, because it took some of the pressure off when having to look up financial details and make expenses calculations." – J.L.

"Just grateful that Jim was able to get us through the process with a minimum of hassles!" – K.R.

"I’m so grateful for my experience with Next Page Mediation with Jim Robenalt. I feel the care, compassion, encouragement, and flexibility to our individual experience was unmatched. I was lucky to have Next Page Mediation there for me during one of the most difficult periods of my life." – L.M.

"I can’t thank you enough for your expertise and explaining the process it made things so much easier for our family." -R.P.