Since 1996, Cynthia (Cindy) Batchelder has practiced family law, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, post-divorce enforcement, and other family law related matters. During her many years involved in divorce and family law litigation, Cindy developed the opinion that litigation is only necessary in a few, rare cases, and that resolution of divorce issues should be handled outside of the courtroom in the vast majority of situations. As a result, Cindy obtained training in mediation and collaborative law in order to shift her practice in the direction of settlement rather than litigation practices. With a true goal of maintaining family relationships for the sake of children, Cindy also obtained training and started representing children in custody litigation.

In January of 2018, Cindy established Batchelder Law & Mediation in Towson, Maryland with a focus on assisting clients in finding out-of-court solutions to their separation, divorce, and other family law matters.  Cindy's firm is dedicated solely to mediation, collaborative law, attorney negotiated settlement agreements, and representing children in contested custody disputes. Cindy loves having the opportunity to assist clients and work with professionals who are also dedicated to working on out-of-court settlements that will serve clients and their children over time financially, emotionally, and otherwise.