Fran Whyman

220 North Main Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
United States
Office Phone: 508-655-0700
Member since 2009
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer
Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Mediation, Probate Law
License(s): Admitted to Practice, Massachusetts 1985

Professional Activities

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLE) ~International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) ~Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators (MCFM) ~Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) ~

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts, New York University

Postgraduate Education

MA in English, Simmons College
JD, New England School of Law, Boston, MA, magna cum laude;

Professional Education

Mediation Training, Harvard Law School, Program in Law on Program on Negotiation
Family Law Mediation, Divorce Mediation Training Associates
Elder Mediation, Elder Decisions

Comments

My previous experience in family law convinced me of the need to find a more collaborative, less adversarial manner in which to help family members resolve their issues and reach agreement. Collaborative practice and mediation empower individuals to participate more fully and creatively in identifying and crafting the solutions to their issues and conflicts. The skills developed in alternative dispute resolution can help the participants communicate and problem solve with one another after the agreement process is completed.