Family Law mediation is a process where both parties meet with a neutral person to reach an agreement about the issues in their divorce. As a mediator, I will provide you both with a safe manner to discuss those concerns that need to be resolved before you can reach a final divorce or modification agreement. As an attorney, I can give you both the legal framework you need to understand to reach a workable agreement, and I can also prepare the legal documents necessary to finalize your family law matter. If I work with you as your mediator, I cannot represent either of you individually, but I can help you to reach a settlement.
Mediation can take different forms. Sometimes I mediate cases by meeting solely with parties. In other cases, the parties and their attorneys attend mediation together.
I am a Rule 114 qualified neutral, and my mediation training and practice are focused on family law issues. I can help you find creative solutions for custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance and property disputes through mediation.
Often, clients will split the costs for mediation. I do not require a retainer fee for mediation services. The fees are paid at the end of the session and my hourly rate for mediation is $200 per hour. In addition to payment by check or cash, I take Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.