In mediation, the mediator acts as a neutral third party to assist individuals to engage in dialogue about a conflict, create a mutual understanding of each person's perspective, and come up with workable solutions for moving forward.
As a mediator, I do not take sides or give advice; rather, I work with everyone to identify the main areas of concern and brainstorm realistic solutions that everyone can agree to.
Mediation is particularly effective for issues such as:
- Family conflicts (separation/divorce; eldercare; parent/teen)
- Workplace conflicts
- Neighbor conflicts
Mediation sessions generally last 2-2.5 hours.
Fee: $100 per hour
Please note: This is not a legal process and I do not give legal advice. I will provide written summaries of what was agreed upon during mediation; however, I offer no opinion regarding the legal effect of any agreement made in mediation. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.