Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Mediation is the non-adversarial process by which I, as the neutral 3rd party, will assist you in making decisions about the various issues in which you have differences and where we will work together to create and design a mutually agreeable settlement agreement.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation allows you to have a direct hand in the outcome, rather than a judge or third party that doesn't know your situation as well as you do.
Both parties work with the mediator to reach a written, comprehensive agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding.
Come up with creative ideas and agree to any solutions you can imagine.
Unlike litigation, you aren't limited by the rules of law or procedure. Unlike therapy, we look towards the future, rather than focusing on the past.
Saves time & money:
  • need not take months or years;
  • avoids expense of 2 lawyers;
  • minimal time commitment; and
  • can opt out any time.
Find closure and be able to navigate your respective roles, obligations, and relationships going forward.
Newport RI Dispute Resolution

About the Mediation Process

My Role as Mediator:

My main role as a Mediator is to assist you in:

• Determining the issues;

• Clarifying and expressing your underlying
interests and common goals;

• Acknowledging and resolving the areas in
which you may have differences;

• Helping you work through impasse;

• Creating options and alternatives to assist
you in reaching common ground;

• Assisting you in settling your differences in
a way that will be mutually beneficial to all
parties involved; and

• Memorializing your mediated agreement
into a Memorandum of Understanding.

The mediation process is not only voluntary but is strictly confidential. With a few exceptions, everything you disclose in mediation will remain confidential. After all of our mediation sessions have ended, we follow standard mediation practices and all my notes will be destroyed.
About the Mediator:

Kristine S. Trocki is an experienced attorney and a mediator practicing in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Kristine is on the Rhode Island Family Court list of approved mediators and earned her mediation certificate after completing the comprehensive Family & Divorce Mediation course at Roger Williams University School of Law.

Kristine is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island & Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of RI, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of WI. She earned a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

KST Law Featured as Leading Ladies in 2016!

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Kristine featured in May 2014 issue of

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Kristine featured in March 2012 issue of

    Top Divorce RI Attorneys
    "I really want to thank the both of you for all your help. You were so instrumental in getting me through this process. And to be honest, I’m really glad I hired women! Not only were you guys knowledgeable but you were also great for emotional support! Kristine, you were a rock star yesterday. And what I appreciated the most is that you didn’t instigate. You truly wanted us to come to a compromise. Divorce lawyers have this horrible reputation of trying to cause discord between their clients so they can rack up the fee’s. You both were so supportive in trying to push this process along so it didn’t turn into a huge court battle.
    You guys are great. I can’t thank you enough. I’m so happy it’s OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Renee - June 2017
    Top Divorce RI Attorneys
    "Through all of this, I have been so incredibly grateful for your responsiveness, for your obvious attention to the details of our situation and for you keeping me informed as things have progressed. All of those things have made an unpleasant and stressful situation much easier to bear. Most importantly, you will never fully know what you have done for my daughter. I can't stop thinking about how your efforts on our behalf have changed the quality of life for both me and my daughter. You have affected both our present and our future. I truly hope that the two of you do not lose sight of the fact that what you do has that power. I hope that your clients remind you often of how you have helped them and of how much they appreciate your efforts to do so. In closing, please know that tomorrow will be the best Mother's Day that I will have had in many years. I am deeply grateful to both of you for that. Thank you for everything you have done for us. "
    Dixie - May 2015
    Top Divorce RI Attorneys
    "KST is a remarkable law firm. Small town attention is blended with a big city skill set in a firm that has achieved notable renown in multiple practice areas. They have provided my family with strong legal advice regarding contract law, estate planning, and the development of a non-profit 501(c)3. They are exceptional listeners, gifted attorneys, and cost sensitive planners. We are always pleased at the depth and the breadth of their collective abilities and knowledge of the law."
    Jeff - March 2012
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    Top Divorce RI Attorneys
    "kristine trocki has been an attorney for me for four to five years in my business and personal life. she has handled all of my affairs in the upmost professional and timely fashion. when you do call she will get back to you. she has been very attentive to all my attorney needs. GREAT ATTORNEY"
    Harry - March 2012
    Google Places Review
    "They are the most compassionate law team I've ever met. They have supported me through my darkest times not only legally but also emotionally. I have contacted them at ungodly hours and they never hesitated to help me.
    Their honesty and integrity has gotten me through some very difficult issues in my life. I am thankful to them."

    Anonymous - April 2012
    Top Divorce RI Attorneys
    "Extremely Satisfied
    I had the pleasure of working with this law firm for a personal legal matter… - and they couldn't of possibly created a more ideal outcome for my situation. They over delivered - and I highly recommend this firm to anyone in the area in need of an attorney. Thanks again."

    PA13 - July 2011
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