Schedule a mediation on the mediation calendar on this website for virtual mediations or in person. You can either represent yourself (“pro se”) or be represented by an attorney.
You or your attorney will receive a letter from me confirming the date, time and whether the mediation is virtual or in person. The letter will ask for information about your case, and will explain the ground rules for the mediation conference. Payment is expected at the conclusion of the mediation session. I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards.
1 week before mediation: You will receive a reminder about the mediation and request you confirm your attendance at the mediation.
Mediation Day. I meet separately with each party, and their attorney, if they have one, and explain the rules of mediation, my neutral role and confidentiality of the process. Each party makes the decision separately about what I am authorized to disclose to the other party.
My style: I listen, am patient, practical and solution oriented, but I won’t waste your time if there is too wide a gulf to bridge on mediation day. My experience as a prosecutor and in family law give me an ability to quickly understand the dynamics between the parties.
If the parties are too far apart and can’t resolve their differences, I will prepare an impasse statement that allows you to schedule a hearing in front of the judge.