ANNOUNCEMENT: Divorce Mediation Training Associates Under New Leadership

Divorce Mediation Training Associates is one of the oldest and most experienced divorce mediation training organizations in the country. Attorneys John Fiske, LL.B. and Diane Neumann, M.A., J.D., founded DMTA in 1989 and in 2018, after 30 years of training mediators, turned DMTA over to Attorneys Ellen Waldorf and Justin Kelsey.

This unique training has been taken by over 850 people in New England, including seven Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Judges.

Intensive Five-Day Divorce Mediation Training Program

Located in Massachusetts, our intensive five-day divorce mediation training program equips you with the skills of a divorce mediator and satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators and court approved parent coordinators. Whether you are an attorney, therapist or other professional, we have designed our divorce mediation training for those who want to start a private divorce mediation practice, add divorce mediation to an already successful law practice, or learn mediation skills for career advancement. We’re not just trainers—we’re professional divorce mediators who practice what we teach.


Divorce Mediators need to have a working knowledge of divorce law to be effective.  Our 5-day training works best when all the attendees has a basic level of knowledge about divorce law.  For that purpose, we also offer a 1-day Divorce Law Basics for Mediators course prior to the 5-day training.  This training will help professionals who are not as familiar with family law in Massachusetts get the most out of the Divorce Mediation Training.  It’s also available to registrants who have previously taken a divorce mediation training and want a refresher on divorce law in Massachusetts.

Ellen Waldorf and Justin Kelsey conduct their 5-day mediation trainings and 1-day trainings twice per year, once in March and again in October.  Ready to reserve your spot?  Please fill out the registration form online. We look forward to hearing from you.