We help parents, families, & businesses align on important decisions, especially when they involve neurodiverse family members, elder and aging relatives, adult family disagreements, and separation and divorce. Our goal is to help create paths to more positive outcomes when important issues are on the line and communication can be most difficult.
Founded by Erik M Feig, an accomplished attorney and parent in a neurodiverse family himself, our practice has a particular interest in working with the unique issues and challenges facing parents in families where neurodiversity and special needs are factors. We bring a practical, real-world approach to help parents engage each other more constructively when decisions impacting their neurodivergent children are required.
We also serve families seeking to resolve issues that extend beyond the immediate family to impact broader relationships, especially among adult siblings and aging family members. Discussions involving life stage decisions, such as elder care, advanced directives, estate planning, living arrangements, aging in place, financial and estate planning, as well as issues involving family gatherings, cherished heirlooms, or sharing the caretaking load can trigger strong emotions, whether family relationships are strained or close.
We help our clients engage more productively so that instead of being stuck on old patterns and resentments, they can focus on what’s next. We appreciate that every family and every business we work with is unique. We offer process to help each of our clients find ways to align with each other.
Erik M. Feig founded Feig Mediation Group in Bethesda, Maryland, to help parents, families and businesses create more positive outcomes when communication is difficult. He is a mediator, accomplished attorney and a parent of three amazing children.
As a mediator, he is committed to helping his clients align with each other when important issues and decisions need to be addressed and the old, familiar ways of doing things are no longer sufficient to meet the needs of today – or tomorrow.
It’s an approach that recognizes – and seeks to mitigate against – the stress and harm that can result from poor or ineffective communication and unresolved conflict.
As a parent in a neurodiverse family himself, Mr. Feig has a particular commitment to working with parents where neurodiversity and special needs are factors in their families.
Mr. Feig’s extensive toolset upon which he can draw for the benefit of the clients he serves sets him apart from so many practitioners with “traditional” notions of what mediation can achieve.
His experience and training extends to both family mediation and business mediation, including parent alignment issues, separation and divorce (e.g., co-parenting and child access issues, and economic issues such as division of property and assets, and support), high conflict family disputes, elder and adult family mediation, parenting coordination, and collaborative law practice.
Combining all of this with a background in engineering, Mr. Feig helps his clients step back to see the bigger picture so they can better explore what’s possible.
We appreciate that sometimes staying aligned means getting support for conversations and decisions that are difficult to have on your own. In our experience, this is true both for families and for businesses.
We provide a process for constructive, restorative dialogue intended to empower our clients to move past the points where they get “stuck”, so that they can:
Understand each other’s perspectives, interests, needs and goals
Evaluate possibilities in a collaborative, informed manner, and when possible,
Align on the future. possible,
Align on the future.
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Cornell University
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Our fees are billed on an hourly basis. Please contact us for details.