My name is Rebecca, and I’m the founder of Pearl Mediation, LLC.

As a divorce and family mediator, and special education parent advocate, I work in-person and virtually with families across the country in both amicable and high-conflict situations.

Together, we’ll build lasting agreements that serve as blueprints for some of life’s toughest unexpected challenges.

Let’s turn your obstacles into opportunities.

We’ve lived it, so we get it.”

Featured Expert & Regular Contributor to the DIVORCE etc… podcast.

“Blessed are the cracked, for they will let the light through.”
– Kintsugi

Who couldn’t use their own personal crisis-management team?

As a collaborative mediator I’ve built a highly curated group of top professional partners to provide you the expertise your unique situation deserves.


You’ll have access to well vetted experts you can trust with complex issues surrounding your finances, taxes, real estate, business assets, employability, career-building, co-parenting, ex-communication, education planning, and more.

Trusted Partner, Women’s Financial Wellness Center


In partnership with the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, we’ll reduce financial vulnerability, improve financial confidence, and walk you through the economic aspects of divorce.

Trusted Partner, The Bridge Method™


Join Rhonda Noordyk, CDFA for this group coaching program that includes live monthly calls, a private community, BRIDGE™ course content, feedback and support, templates, and checklists, all to help you understand the financial aspects of divorce, develop your budget, organize your documents, and build your financial confidence.

Trusted Partner, The Divorce Money Guide


The Divorce Money Guide, created by renowned forensic accountant Tracy Coenen, provides step-by-step instructions to reveal hidden financial assets and identify fraud. Uncovering what’s rightfully yours makes going through this difficult time less frustrating by putting you in the driver’s seat.

Trusted Partner, Divorce Financial Mediators


In high net-worth and complex financial cases we’ll bring our financial team right to the table, providing the clarity you need to reach an enduring settlement.

Board of Directors, MarbleJam Center for Arts & Enrichment


MarbleJam provides creative arts education and enrichment programs, helping  children, adolescents, and adults express themselves, overcome challenges, and create opportunities for future success.

In Their Own Words

“It was so encouraging talking with you. I have more hope now knowing someone will finally take me and my daughter seriously and can help us! I’m so glad I found you. I wouldn’t want anyone else to help us through this. I’m grateful not only for your expertise and knowledge but also for being an advocate for children with special needs – you get it! It’s so hard to find that especially when your child “doesn’t look disabled”.


“Thank you for all your time, resources, and talent. You helped us tremendously through a very stressful time and we appreciate all you did to help our little girl.”

Cortney & Anthony

“Your guidance made me feel so much more powerful. In the conference it was obvious that now I know my shit. A year ago I was not equipped with all the knowledge I have now. You’ve taught me so much and been so supportive that I now feel capable of and motivated to help others.”

Suzanne T.

“Our work with Rebecca Stern at Pearl Mediation was awesome. She was very effective in understanding where we each were coming from and helping us work through what each of us wanted, prioritize what matters, and come to agreements.”

Vicki L.

“Thank you for your hard work Rebecca. I want you to be everyone’s mediator. It’s extraordinary that you have such an expert grasp of the finances and business side of divorce and in equal measure are so compassionate. You are amazing! You truly seem aligned with your purpose.”

Cori L.

“Rebecca Stern is shrewd in the best sense of the word. Her knowledge of federal and state special education law, students’ rights, and her depth of experience in the entire process (ordeal) of negotiating an IEP is truly priceless. If your child has any special needs not being met, the quality of Rebecca’s services, strategy, and problem solving will change your family’s life. Districts know better than to “F around” once Rebecca is on your case. She’ll ensure needless drama is avoided, and will hold people accountable. Her knowledge of clinical professionals including evaluators and therapists only adds to her IEP kung-fu. She is worth every dime and our entire family has benefited greatly from her expertise.”

Ani H.

“Working with Rebecca was one of the best decisions I made for my children and myself. She partnered with me to develop a thorough and comprehensive parenting plan. Her expertise through this process was invaluable. If you have children and are getting divorced, you need Rebecca on your team!”

Angela P.

“I even texted my ex to let her know how thrilled I was that she found you to get us through this!”

Michael C.

“I can’t thank you enough. My family and I are heartened by your services and buoyed by the valuable information you shared. We shall remember your kindness.”

Laura D.

“Rebecca is one of the best motivators & positive influencers I have ever worked with. She is a tireless & passionate advocate for the causes & clients she represents. She is a rare individual that always has the ability to connect with people & make them feel special. She also possesses a serious work ethic that she pairs with her great creativity!”

Susan B.

“Rebecca is a conscientious & caring advocate who understands the law & needs of the individual. It is without hesitation that I recommend her services. She is an outstanding advocate with professional and personal experience. She understands you, your child, and the complexities that arise in both the educational system and within the family. Highly recommended!”

Anna B.