Ann Sullivan, Esq.

Ann graduated from Northeastern University School of Law, after which she practiced civil litigation in the private and public sectors. In 1992 Ann received basic mediation training at Community Dispute Settlement Center and additional training at Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. She has received specialized training in mediating family law matters, elderly issues and peacemaking.

In 2009 Ann went into private practice in Arlington, MA. (www.mediateorlitigate.net) She primarily mediates divorce agreements, pre-nuptial agreements and acts as settlement counsel for divorcing individuals. She became interested in elderly mediation after she experienced the difficult transition of an elderly loved-one in her own family.

“The ties that bind a family can be seriously weakened and, in some cases, destroyed when tested by disputes about what steps to take for a parent in transition. This is particularly the case when there are feelings such as ‘mom loved you more than me’ or ‘I’ve been here for dad; where have you been?’ Unfortunately, in many families these feelings fester and are eventually played out in nasty, unnecessary and expensive court battles. Mediation is an alternative that can help siblings and other family members, who are facing difficult decisions and, often, difficult emotions, to come together to address the needs of an aging parent and the family as a whole.” ~ Ann Sullivan