top of page
Business Meeting at a Cafe

Our Mediators

Melissa Barth, Esq.

Founder & Executive Director

Melissa Barth joined Wise Way to Divorce in 2003 to help couples resolve their divorce by using mediation. When you work with Melissa, you are getting a highly qualified attorney and divorce mediator with extensive training. Her clients benefit from Melissa's vast experience and expertise in this highly sensitive and complex area of practice. 
Ms. Barth received her B.A. in Political Science from Boston University and her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island.  She received her certification training in divorce mediation from The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Montclair, New Jersey.

As a former trial attorney, Melissa understands the importance of mediation and has seen the devastating effects that litigation can have on a family both emotionally and financially.  As an impartial mediator, Melissa will facilitate a peaceful and stress-free open discussion between divorcing couples while establishing an atmosphere of trust and cooperation.  Ms. Barth encourages creative problem solving, assists in making issues clear, and intervenes when emotions hinder the process.

Zachary M. Barth, Esq.

Divorce Mediator & General Counsel

Zachary is the managing partner and founder of Wise Way to Divorce. Zachary has helped thousands of couples divorce peacefully while saving time and money.


Zachary utilizes his background in law and litigation to help his clients mediate their differences and reach their goals quickly while reducing stress and preserving the family relationship. Zachary is dedicated to providing mediating couples with personalized and professional problem-solving options and alternatives. He will do everything possible to make clients feel valued and respected while keeping them on track towards their goals.

Zachary received his training in divorce mediation from the Center for Mediation & Training in New York, New York.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College.

Kate Monagle, Esq.


Kate Monagle specializes in divorce mediation and collaborative law.  “My goal is helping families transition from being married to not-married with the least damage possible,” she says. “I look at the needs of the whole family system and act as a problem solver and peacemaker.  In getting to know the parties, I gather information to facilitate their ability to create options for their future.  This gives them the most control over the outcome of their divorce, rather than a judge who has never met the parties.”

Kate attended Cornell University undergrad and Seton Hall Law. She gained trial experience in the auto insurance industry. After many years spent working within the Court system, she decided it was time to work with her clients to create out-of-court settlements that help the parties maintain future relationships.

Untitled design-11.jpg
bottom of page