About Us

Melanie Kempton, M.Ed.

Divorce & Family Mediator

Educational Background

  • All requirements met for the Supreme Court of Ohio Rules of Superintendence - Rule 16: Mediation (Dispute Resolution Section)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Divorce Mediation from Northwestern University
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Bowling Green State University
  • Family Law coursework at Cuyahoga Community College
  • Conflict Resolution Certificate from Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio
  • Fundamentals of Mediation Certificate from Cleveland Mediation Center
  • Ohio Supreme Court Specialized Family/Divorce Mediation training
  • Ohio Supreme Court training in Financial Issues in Domestic Relations Mediation
  • Ohio Supreme Court Domestic Abuse Issues training for Mediators
  • Ohio Mediation Association Annual Conference - training in Personality Disorders
  • Certified Teacher in the State of Ohio
  • Have read over 71 books in the fields of Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships and Personality Disorders in the last 2 years
  • Member of the Ohio Mediation Association
  • Member of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce

My Passion

I'm a former educator with over 20 years of experience working with kids, families and teens in a variety of teaching, advising and administrative positions. Through my own extraordinary personal experiences with divorce and the legal system, I decided to make a mid-life career change to pursue my mission to make Divorce Mediation a reality in the Sandusky, Ohio area. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars in court and countless years of my life wading through a broken legal system and believing that there has to be a better way to get a divorce. My passion is to help couples and families with children avoid the devastating emotional and financial costs that a traditional, lawyer-driven, litigated divorce can bring. I'm committed to helping couples divorce in a dignified, respectful, economical and efficient way.