In my role as mediator, I act as a neutral and help the parties reach agreement on issues related to their dispute. This work in done in private outside of the litigation system, which allows parties privacy and space to engage in healthy discussions regarding their dispute. Mediation is successful with parties who have a willingness to bring all information to the table and negotiate with an open mind with a goal toward resolution.
Although I can mediate in longer or shorter sessions, I generally schedule two-hour sessions with parties. This allows time for parties to complete homework, which may consist of getting advice from their attorney, CPA, financial advisor, or another professional or obtaining additional information that is necessary for both parties to make an informed decision. After each session, I send follow-up notes to reflect agreements reached and outstanding homework items.
Many of my mediations are with people who are pro se, meaning they are not represented by an attorney during mediation. However, most have an attorney they consult with prior to and after each mediation to ensure their legal questions are answered.
I mediate all matters in which there is a need for an ongoing relationship after the settlement agreement is drafted and reviewed. These areas include:
- Divorce/Legal Separation
- Parenting Plans/Parenting Plan Modification
- Child Support Orders/Child Support Modification
- Property Division
- Spousal Maintenance
- Third-Party Custody
- Employment Disputes
- Neighbor Disputes
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- HOA Disputes
- Business Partner Disputes
Please book at consultation to discuss if mediation is right for your situation.