Carolyn Kalos has been a family lawyer in New York City for over 25 years allowing her to see the toll that divorce, custody disputes, and overall conflict can take on families, especially on children. She is the founding partner at FamilyFriendlyMediation, where she is an attorney, a mediator and a parenting coordinator, with a practice focused entirely on helping families in a less conflict-driven and more amicable way. Carolyn also serves on the NextGen Board at FamilyKind, where she is a consulting Mediator & Parenting Coordinator. She is also the Associate Director at the Center for Mediation & Training, a volunteer mediator at NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group), and a consultant at Apiary Life. Carolyn has been a litigator, trial skills instructor, and adjunct professor, all in the area of family law. Carolyn went to the University of Michigan and Emory Law School.