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Sharon L. Mchold

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Phone: (207) ***-****  
Conflict Solutions Inc
112 Plains Road
Raymond , Maine 04071
United States

Company Description: Conflict Solutions is a national company specializing in Mediation, Arbitration, Conflict Management, Partnering, Training, and Consulting. It is composed of a...   more

Employment History

  • Judges' Clerk ( Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science degree , psychology and minor
    University of Delaware
  • Masters of Science degree , psychology
    Tufts University
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Conflict Solutions | Contact Us, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Sharon L. Mchold Esq.
Sharon L. McHold:
Conflict Solutions | Sharon L. Mchold, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Sharon L. Mchold Esq. Conflict Solutions | Sharon L. Mchold
Sharon L. Mchold Esq.
Sharon is an experienced mediator who combines the right temperament, maturity, and sensitivity with a unique background in both psychology and law. Her mediation approach reflects her background and beliefs:
Developmental Psychologist: Sharon brings to the mediation table an understanding of human interaction, the outgrowth of years of studying and teaching psychology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and minor in biology from the University of Delaware and earned a Masters of Science degree in psychology from Tufts University. Sharon taught general and developmental psychology in colleges in Indiana and Maine for ten years. Her Developmental Psychology courses examined the stages of both child development and adult development. Sharon taught over 800 students, ranging in ages from 18 to 63 years old, who needed a good understanding of psychology to complete their education as nurses or teachers. She was often sought out as a counselor by her students for both education related and personal issues.
Lawyer/Problem Solver: Sharon is a problem solver, trained by the study of law and the rigors of 10 years of practicing law. After graduating from the University of Maine School of Law in 1983, she worked for thirteen judges in the busiest Superior Court of Maine as the Law Clerk. As the judges' Clerk (assistant) she was immersed in the litigation process and had the opportunity to become familiar with the court's workings from within the system. She practiced law for nine years, mostly in a medium sized Portland firm, in the areas of real estate, family, and environmental law.
Sharon L. McHold, Esq. Tel: 207-846-5128
In this work, Sharon had extensive experience in negotiation. She learned how damaging, difficult, and expensive litigation can be for the persons who initiate or get caught up in a law suit. She observed how family, community, and/or business relationships suffer when people are involved in lawsuits. With her background in child development, Sharon understood how children often pay a high price when divorcing parents look to the courts to settle their differences. Consequently, she turned to mediation as a way to lessen the turmoil and animosity of conflict which is moving towards or already in the courts.
Mediator: Since January, 1994, Sharon has worked at Conflict Solutions as a full time mediator with a very high success rate. She has handled over 500 mediations, primarily in the area of real estate and family law, including divorce, paternity, and parental rights and responsibility cases. Increasingly, Sharon is being asked to mediate post-divorce disputes relative to children issues and also to serve as an ongoing mediator who meets with ex-spouses on a regular basis in high conflict cases. Beyond divorce and post divorce cases, she has worked with families when conflict has arisen in the distribution of estate assets, in family shared real estate, and in family run businesses. She serves as mediator or arbitrator due to her expertise in real estate matters such as boundary disputes, construction problems, and municipal/permitting disputes.
Training: Sharon began her training in mediation at Harvard Law School (40 hour course). She completed the University of Southern Maine Mediation Certificate Program and has 100�s of hours in one to three day training in advanced mediation workshops. Additionally, she has had an extensive apprenticeship with Patrick Coughlan of Conflict Solutions. She has observed or co-mediated over 180 hours with Mr. Coughlan. She continues to attend programs on mediation and seminars for lawyers on family and real estate law. Although most of her work has been in the mediation context, she can be appointed by the court to serve as Referee (arbitrator) to decide matters when the parties do not reach a settlement.
Facilitation and Conflict Management: Sharon has facilitated a number of meetings/retreats, primarily for nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies, as well as conducted approximately 200 hours of conflict management workshops.
Conflict Solutions | Contact Us, 13 Feb 2012 [cached]
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Conflict Solutions | Divorce, 13 Feb 2012 [cached]
Divorce and Family Mediation services are provided by Sharon L. McHold of Conflict Solutions and are limited to the New England region.
MEDIATION FOR DEVELOPING PARENTING PLANS FOR UNMARRIED PARENTS Outside of the process of divorce, Sharon has worked with parents to establish rights and responsibilities of parents for their child or children.
Although a judge has the authority to reject the parties' settlement agreement, in Sharon McHold's many years of experience, the court has each time incorporated her clients' settlement agreement into the divorce order.
Sharon McHold meets regularly with a number of parents, sometimes with present partners also involved, to assist in discussions or modify agreements. Some of these are court ordered. Sharon's goal in these cases is to help people learn positive communication habits so that her services will no longer be needed.
Family Mediation or Facilitated Meetings In the context of family owned business disputes or disagreements by siblings over health care of a parent or beneficiaries in an estate trying to work out division of property or how to share the family owned summer cottage, Sharon has helped work out agreements, sometimes working with as many as fifteen people at a time.
Sharon McHold charges by the hour, using a sliding fee scale. The total amount of time depends upon how complicated the issues are and how far apart you and the other person are. When people are ready for the first draft to be written, Sharon is paid an amount equal to two hours of time to begin the draft.
Sharon McHold is an attorney and can direct you to sources of legal information, but she will not give legal advice to either you or the other party. She encourages well informed, thoughtful decision making when creating a settlement agreement and/or parenting plans.
Conflict Solutions | Real Estate, 10 Jan 2010 [cached]
Sharon McHold of Conflict Solutions limits her real estate mediation practice to the New England States.
Sharon McHold brings Professional and Personal Experience to Real Estate Mediations
For ten years prior to joining Conflict Solutions, Sharon McHold practiced law in the area of real estate and land use and was the primary lawyer for a number of major projects and has special expertise relating to land boundaries, easements of many different types, roads, and rights of way. Additionally, she was hired by the National Park Service, municipalities, and non profit organizations on matters such as lost rights of ways, water access, paper streets, and conservation easements. Today Sharon continues to work with municipalities on cases such as those described above. In her personal life Sharon developed a land use plan for an island which was deemed "outstanding" by the Land Use Regulation Commission, (the permitting agency.) Sharon created an association of shared ownership of the island which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Sharon's background in counseling and teaching psychology has given her additional insight and the ability to smoothly manage the often emotionally charged disputes surrounding real estate matters.
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