I’m here to make sure you ask all the right questions!

It’s time to build a life not by default, but by your own design.

Here’s how we can work together:

Strategic Consulting

As your divorce strategy consultant, I’ll be your secret weapon behind the scenes. You’ll attain a clear understanding of the process and the questions you’ll need to address.


We’ll develop informed proposals together and up your self advocacy skills. I’ll help you avoid costly mistakes and share valuable wisdom.


You’ll learn to separate the business of your divorce from the emotional experience, enabling you to make the best decisions for your future.

Divorce & Family Mediation

As an objective dispute resolution expert, I will help you effectively navigate and resolve issues to create an equitable agreement both parties can accept. With a clear agenda, we’ll set realistic goals and may tackle custody, parenting plans, distribution of property, financial assets and liabilities, child support, spousal maintenance, and more.


Your story is delicate, complex, and unique. So your process demands privacy, confidentiality, and respect. Whether your situation is amicable or high-conflict, mediation allows you to own your outcome, save money, time, and drama over the traditional adversarial process.


With the information and resources you need, you’ll move forward on solid ground, educated, and empowered.

Parent Advocacy

Divorce between parents of children with special education needs presents its own unique challenges.


We’ll create a Special Education Parenting Plan to support you and your child.


We may tackle securing services in school through an IEP, finding and funding the right out-of-district placement, identifying the best providers and resources, planning for future financial needs, and ensuring your child is appropriately supported now, and in the years ahead.

Parenting Coordination

As a court approved Parenting Coordinator (PC) I facilitate timely resolution of day to day parenting disputes that co-parents struggle to resolve on their own. Once custody has been addressed, parents often find themselves in heated debates over how they will implement their parenting plan.


Issues around communication, transitions, activities, travel, holidays, discipline etc. can interfere with dual households moving forward peacefully.


Whether still in the divorce process, or post-judgement, an experienced PC can help fill in gaps in your parenting plan, reduce conflict to keep you out of court, and keep the best interest of your child front and center.

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”
– Brené Brown

Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern is an experienced negotiator and strategist with a reputation of hard work and compassion. A champion for her clients and their children, she is a true problem solver. 


A graduate of Syracuse University and New York Law School, Rebecca has received advanced mediation certifications from the New York Center for Mediation & Training, The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and the Mosten-Guthrie Academy.


Rebecca has a proven track record of helping clients resolve matters involving legal separation, divorce, child custody & parenting time, and division of assets & liabilities. She has created right-fit special needs plans for countless families.

Beyond the Conference Table

Rebecca lives in Bergen County, NJ with her two teenage sons who she reminds daily to “have fun & learn something.”


When she isn’t mediating, she teaches spin classes and can often be heard empowering her riders, “You are stronger than you think you are!”


Rebecca believes in civil rights, speaking one’s mind, solid planning, and good bourbon. She cherishes her time with close friends & family, and is determined to remain an optimist.

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