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About Our Team

Divorce mediation with a personal touch

Every divorce is different. Our dedicated team of attorney-mediators goes above and beyond to provide unparalleled guidance, support, and consideration of your needs. We’ll help you navigate your divorce with compassion and understanding.


Karen G. Salib, Esq.

Attorney-Mediator & Owner

Karen Salib, Esq. is a pioneer in family law mediation who has dedicated her legal career to helping families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey navigate divorce, separation and co-parenting with dignity, wisdom, and compassion. With decades of professional experience and expertise spanning divorce litigation, mediation, and education, she has developed a uniquely empowering, expert-informed approach to family restructuring that fosters efficient, intelligent problem solving without wasteful, destructive litigation. As the owner of New Hope Divorce Mediation, Karen continues a proud tradition of providing the most comprehensive, cost-effective, and creative conflict resolution services available to families in our community.

A distinguished graduate of both Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh, Karen has spent her entire professional career as a teacher, advocate, and peacemaker for our region’s families.

The seeds of her longstanding commitment to constructive conflict resolution were sown in her years as a teacher of children with special needs, and took root during law school, where she focused primarily on family law and participated in the prestigious Domestic Relations Mediation Clinic in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. It was through these practical, immersive experiences with families embroiled in the deepest conflicts that Karen gained her appreciation for mediation as not only a means of reaching agreements, but as a way of cultivating foundational interpersonal practices that can serve people for a lifetime.

Before committing to full-time practice as a mediator, Karen acquired the expertise and experience that can only be gained through years of representing clients in adversarial family court litigation. Her countless hours as a divorce and custody litigator with some of our region’s most respected family law firms now serve those she guides through mediation, enabling her to offer invaluable substantive and procedural legal information, brainstorm and explore creative options and possibilities, unravel complex financial knots, and share keen insights into the sobering alternatives to amicable resolution.

Even after mediating hundreds of family law matters to completion, supervising teams of attorney-mediators in five states, and leading one of the fastest-growing and thriving mediation practices in our region, Karen continues her lifelong journey as a student of the art, craft, and science of mediation. She has trained with CORA Good Shepherd Community Mediation in Philadelphia, with mediation luminary Susan Guthrie of the Mosten Guthrie Academy, and with the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. When she is not serving our community as a tireless family mediator, Karen can be found cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles as a lifelong fan, running the occasional marathon, and raising three strong-willed daughters with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Josh Kershenbaum, Esq.


Josh Kershenbaum, Esq., is a dedicated mediator with 25 years of experience and expertise in the areas of conflict resolution, education, and special education law. He is a pioneer in Disability-Informed Mediation, devoting much of his time to helping parents of children and adults with special needs navigate peaceful family restructuring. He also helps parents, school districts, and higher education institutions resolve conflicts through mediation.

With extensive training and experience in both mediation and Collaborative Law, he earned certifications in both Negotiation and Mediation at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and completed additional mediation training through the Good Shepherd Mediation Program. Josh also trained in Divorce & Family Mediation with mediation luminaries Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten and Susan Guthrie at the acclaimed Mosten Guthrie Academy, where he is now on the training faculty. He is a member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeast Pennsylvania, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.

A dynamic and engaging educator, Josh has trained hundreds of participants at numerous professional conferences across North America, including attorneys, mediators, parents, and educators on a variety of topics related to dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation.

Most recently, he was a lead trainer for the Department of Defense at the DoDEA Student Services Summit at Fort Moore, and a conference presenter for the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Utah State University, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the Council for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Education, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, numerous other professional and community organizations in the United States and Canada. He has been a guest on several NPR programs and popular podcasts, such as Divorce and Beyond, Surviving Divorce, the Curious Incident, and Good Law Bad Law.

Josh began his legal career as a Litigation Associate at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLC in Philadelphia. He went on to found and grow one of Pennsylvania’s premier law firms dedicated to representing the rights of children with special needs. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, and later as Senior Counsel for Alternative Dispute Resolution for one of the region’s most well-respected family law firms.

Josh earned his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in the Evening Division while working full-time and raising his son. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College, where he studied psychology and neuroscience as an undergraduate. Before practicing law, Josh was a public elementary school teacher in Newton, Massachusetts, where he also served as a Board member for Greater Boston PFLAG. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his family of five humans and three rescue cats.


Sari Dominczyk

Proudly continuing the legacy of her grandmother and mother, Sari Dominczyk is a third-generation paralegal who has devoted her career to serving families in their times of greatest need. For more than 17 years, Sari has been an unwavering source of compassion and guidance to those facing the challenges of restructuring their families, not only through divorce, separation, and co-parenting, but also guardianship and conservatorship of incapacitated loved ones. Sari’s kindness, professionalism, and tireless dedication have earned her the respect and admiration of judges, court staff, and attorneys alike, as well as the gratitude of hundreds of families across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Families working with Sari benefit from her nearly two decades of professional experience helping others navigate their complex family finances and the inner workings of Family Courts. She began her paralegal career as a Fiduciary Guardian and rose quickly through the ranks to earn credentials through the New York Supreme Court as a Court Examiner, providing accounting oversight of Trustees, Guardians and Conservators of incapacitated adults and children. As a divorce mediation paralegal, Sari continues to help families organize their finances and usher their pro se filings efficiently, effectively, and peacefully through the Courts.

Sari’s commitment to your mediation is more than just professional – it’s personal. As the daughter of parents who chose mediation when they divorced, Sari knows firsthand how children benefit when their parents commit to this peaceful, facilitated, empowering dispute resolution process.

She is an avid reader, a tennis buff, an aspiring contestant on Top Chef, a Certified Event Planner (who was once hired to plan a wedding at the Empire State Building!), and an ardent supporter of the Lewey Body Dementia Association. Sari lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is the proud mother of two daughters and two rescue cats.

A proven mediation process built on our expertise

With years of experience as family law litigators before turning exclusively to mediation, we deeply understand the legal and emotional landscape you are facing. Our process leverages our expertise as attorney-mediators, empowering you to create comprehensive, enduring agreements.

Frequently Asked Questions About Choosing a Divorce Mediator

As Attorney-Mediators, we are highly skilled, neutral facilitators with extensive experience and training in helping couples navigate their divorce and co-parenting challenges efficiently and cooperatively. We listen carefully, ask helpful questions, and support you through your difficult conversations as you work to create comprehensive agreements. We use our experience and expertise to help you brainstorm creative options and possibilities, explore your alternatives, and help you stay on track even in the face of challenging emotions. Mediators are never allowed to give legal advice or representation to participants. As Attorney-Mediators, however, we share useful legal information with you about the divorce process and assist you in the drafting of your Marital Settlement Agreement, Custody Stipulation, Co-Parenting Plan, and other documents you will file with the Court. We also support you in your pro se Court filing process, thus providing you with the most efficient, comprehensive, professional mediation experience possible. Learn more about the role/benefits of attorney-mediators here.

Read answers to more frequently asked questions on our FAQ page