An experienced family-law attorney, John Spiegel has devoted his practice exclusively to family mediation since 1996. John is a graduate of Yale Law School and has been active as a mediation trainer and presenter in Maryland and nationally. He served in 2003 and 2004 as President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), a statewide ADR practitioners’ organization, and in 2005 – 2008 as President of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, an interdisciplinary professional organization. John has published articles on mediation and law reform issues and has lobbied on behalf of these issues before the Maryland General Assembly. In 2001, he received recognition as a Certified Mediator from MCDR. The father of four children, John views mediation as a continuation of his legal work on behalf of children and families.
How to Deal with In-law Relationships
Family-law attorney John Spiegel discusses how to deal with in-law relationships.
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John Spiegel: My name is John Spiegel and I am a full time family mediator, so in my work, questions about how to built good relationships, lasting long term relationships with family members is at the core of what I do and that includes relationships with in-laws. Today, we are going to talk about different aspects of this and I am going to give you some practical clues that I know would be helpful.