Petra Maxwell is the go-to attorney/mediator who I consult regarding all family law issues. She is highly competent, personable and sensitive to nuance. She values the impact of the psychotherapeutic relationship in preventing and reducing trauma during family upheavals requiring legal intervention. Petra is an effective and successful mediator who can tolerate a lot of affect and collaborates where appropriate.
– LouAnn Smith, LCSW, New York, NY
Ms. Maxwell’s skills and dedication as a commercial mediator are the finest available. She was able to help us in reaching a quick resolution to our contested and complex business litigation.
– A. Gutman, Esq., Queens, NY
Divorce is a painful process on many different levels, but having a mediator who is professional, impartial, and knowledgeable can make one of the most difficult times in your life a little easier to deal with. Ms. Maxwell brings all of these qualities to the mediation table as she helps couples transition into a new phase of life.
– M.J., New York, NY
Petra made the process of separating very easy for us in terms of understanding it all as a whole: financially, emotionally and spiritually. She was always available and has such a caring and compassionate way of dealing with this very difficult issue. She brought so much more than mediation, she made suggestions and gave us sound advice while we went through this process. I am so grateful to have found her as she helped us through this very difficult transition. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
– B.A., New York City
Petra was always an even handed and fair moderator. I felt very comfortable working through all aspects of my divorce with her. Thanks for everything! I would highly recommend her.
– James S.
I met Petra in January of 2017. She was recommended by an old college friend of mine as the most sought-after divorce mediator in NYC.
This was my second divorce and the emotional hurt and turbulence were devastating, to say the least, for both my husband and I.
We both filled out forms prior to the first in person session and within the minutes of talking to Petra, the dynamics shifted. The knowledge, expertise, mutual trust and respect that Petra provided were so powerful that my husband and I left the meeting actually feeling positive! – with a solid understanding of a way forward and a direction for our divorce settlement. We met one more time to finalize the terms of our agreement. Because of mediation, my ex-husband and I remain friends to this day.
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– Marta S.
Whether your conflict involves family, work, or a partner, today I think there’s no quicker and more cost effective way to resolve your issues than mediation. And Petra Maxwell, in my opinion, is among the best because you can trust her. Petra, a Harvard Law grad, cuts to the chase with clear, concise legal advice that not only saved me time and money, but helped expedite my divorce in a way that benefitted both me and my family.
– David, Brooklyn, NY
“I’ve worked with Ms Maxwell as a colleague and have referred many clients to her. As a couples’ therapist, I often have to help people approach divorce in a constructive manner. Ms Maxwell is a smart, sensitive attorney. She brings a wealth of practical and legal experience to her mediation and legal practices. You’ll be in good hands.
– Lynn Schultz, Lynn Schultz Psychotherapy
I was already in the middle of my divorce (unfortunately, my wife and I hired lawyers). I hired Petra as a coach to look over my settlement agreement because I was very confused by the legal process and my lawyers wasn’t taking the time to explain anything to me. My current lawyer was charging me a lot of money and I didn’t feel he was taking my or my case seriously. Once Petra took a look at my agreement she immediately helped me take control of my case and explained things in a way that I could understand. I was finally able to get the fair treatment I deserved. She not only took the time to explain anything I didn’t understand and was available to answer questions as they came up, but she helped me come up with a strategy so I could walk away with an agreement that made sense for me and my kids. My divorce was complicated because it… Read More