Mediator / Attorney Profile
Margaret G. Richlin ("Migsie") is a mediator for all family and domestic matters including separation, divorce, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements. She also mediates disputes that arise in blended families, partnerships, work environments, neighborhoods, contracts, or estate matters. In mediation, Migsie provides a structured and effective process that facilitates a mutually acceptable resolution of issues that are important to the participants. She involves a neutral financial specialist and/or a co-parenting child specialist as necessary.
Migsie's approach to conflict resolution has evolved over 30 years of family law legal experience, representing men and women in both simple and highly complex domestic matters. She has taught Family Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Law School. Her mediation skills also reflect her prior career as a family therapist and her extensive community service. Migsie is a uniquely qualified professional committed to excellence, efficiency, and responsiveness.
Margaret G. Richlin
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
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Reasons to Choose Mediation
(instead of other forms of conflict resolution such as negotiation or litigation)
- MEDIATION IS LESS COSTLY.
- MEDIATION SAVES TIME.
- MEDIATION HAS A VERY HIGH SUCCESS RATE.
- MEDIATION IS LESS EMOTIONALLY DESTRUCTIVE.
- MEDIATION LETS THE PARTIES CONTROL THE OUTCOME.
- University of Maryland School of Law
- Juris Doctor with Honor
- Harvard University
- M. Ed. Guidance and Counseling
- Harvard University
- B.A., cum laude
- Adjunct Professor of Family Law, University of MD Law School
- The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Founding Member and Trustee
- The Columbia Vantage House Corporation, Trustee
- The Columbia Foundation, Trustee
- The Maryland Law School Fund, Trustee
- The Family Life Center, Trustee
- Baltimore Orioles Dream Week Team, Right Fielder
Publications (in conjunction with the Children of Separation and Divorce Center, Inc.)
- Guidelines for Child Focused Decision Making, Edited by Margaret G. Richlin
- Stop! In the Name of Love for Your Children, Authored in part by Margaret G. Richlin