MH Mediation

Our Mediators

MH Mediation is a not-for-profit corporation that has provided mediation services for separating, divorcing and divorced couples since 1981. Divorce mediation offers a non-adversarial alternative to the traditional legal process.

The center’s mediators are lawyers with specialized training in divorce mediation, pre-nuptial agreements, and civil dispute resolution.

Kathryn Lazar


Kathryn graduated from Reed College with honors and Cornell Law School cum laude. She has been practicing law with a focus on family law for over thirty years. She founded the Mid Hudson Divorce and Family Mediation Center, Inc. in 1981. She has served as a divorce mediator in hundreds of cases, and has presented numerous community education programs to lawyers and mental health professionals in the Hudson Valley and at national conferences over the last three decades. Kathryn is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Betsy Shequine


Betsy graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University and attended Villanova University Law School. She holds her law degree from the Albany Law School in Union University. She has been Town Justice for the Town of Washington for over 30 years. She completed the Harvard Negotiation Workshop at Harvard Law School and has been a family attorney-mediator with the Mid-Hudson Divorce and Family Mediation Center since 1990. She is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, is a Certified Bankruptcy Mediator, and has mediated several hundred cases.


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