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We help individuals settle matters outside of court using mediation, collaboration, and negotiated agreements.

You have choices when it comes to your separation and divorce. You can battle it out using attorneys, and have a judge make decisions for you if you cannot agree. Or you can work together with the help of compassionate and experienced divorce professionals to resolve all the terms of your divorce.

Will you air the dirty laundry of your marriage in public? Or do you want to work through matters privately in a supportive and non-judgmental environment?

Will your separation leave emotional scars on your children? Or will you protect your children by working together as coparents?

Mediation and the collaborative law process offer a way for you to separate with grace and dignity. We provide a safe environment where you can discuss practical solutions without the expense, stress, and uncertainty of going to court. We’ll help you divide assets and liabilities fairly, create appropriate parenting plans, and establish independent new lives.


Our Approach

Wherever you are in the process, we’ll start there. Separation and divorce can bring up a lot of emotions. We’ll help you minimize the stress of making decisions and move forward one step at a time. Our style is low-key, non-confrontational, and facilitative. We work in short, focused sessions to give you time to process information and make smart decisions. We are patient and tireless in pursuit of win-win solutions.

  • We maintain an informal but structured environment for our meetings. The process is designed to move you toward agreements.
  • Each party is expected to make proposals based on needs and interests.
  • You are in the best position to decide the needs of your family.
  • Your children should be protected from physical, mental, and emotional harm and financial hardship resulting from your decision to separate and divorce.

About Us

Sean P. Vitrano

Sean is a mediator and collaborative attorney who helps individuals resolve disputes out of court. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a family financial mediator. He maintains an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Sean is a founding member of Triangle Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a community nonprofit organization that offers free monthly divorce workshops to the public. He has served two terms on the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council and currently chairs two committees. He is a past president of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators. In addition to working directly with divorcing couples, he regularly mediates as a volunteer in Wake County Family Court. He also teaches mediation skills and continuing legal education seminars.

Sean is also an experienced appellate attorney who has handled hundreds of cases involving criminal law and procedure, termination of parental rights, and juvenile abuse, neglect, and dependency.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1993 and his law degree from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2001.

Gina M. Vitrano

Gina is an experienced family mediator. She is an outstanding listener and has a knack for making people feel comfortable in stressful situations. She is also an expert with numbers and holds a professional certification from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Gina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from York College of Pennsylvania in 1991 and then worked as a manager in human resources, communications, and marketing departments in the banking and manufacturing industries. Today, in addition to her work as a mediator and the business manager of the firm, she operates an independent bookkeeping firm.  

Gina is a firm believer in giving back to her community. She has served as the PTSA Treasurer for the elementary and middle schools that her children attended, an in-court mediator with Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, and a longstanding board member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators.

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