My Profile

First Name
Davis
Last Name
Foster
Email
dfoster@fosterlaw.com
Organization Website
http://fosterlaw.com/
Office Phone
319-339-7727
Cell Phone
319-330-3638
Do you offer your services online or only in-person?
Online offered
Please list any comments about offering services online or in person
This will be using Zoom.
Counties Served
Benton
Iowa
Johnson
Jones
Linn
Tama
Others by appointment
Availability
General availability with some advance notice
Location
Foster Law Office and Mediation Service, 1519 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA, or at a local courthouse.
Facilities
This office has a main conference room, a second conference room, and 2 additional offices for consultation.
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Parking Options
Plenty of parking is available.
Types of Mediation Cases Desired
I do not restrict the type of case.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation
Yes
Comments on allowing attorneys at mediation
The role of an attorney at a mediation is to assist their client in making an informed decision. The mediator will continue to control the progression of the mediation process.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation
Yes
Comments on allowing third parties at mediation
Any third party must not be there to provoke the parties. Their role is to provide information or emotional support. There may be some instances where a third party will be asked to wait outside.
Profession
Attorney and Mediator
Comments on Profession
I have been an attorney for 37 years and have a great deal of experience with the issues involved in family law matters, specifically including issues relating to domestic abuse and child physical and sexual abuse issues.
Education
Juris Doctor Degree, With Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, in 1981.
Areas of Training
I received my training in Mediation through the Drake University College of Law.
Work Experience
I have been an attorney for 37 years. I have handled divorce cases, criminal cases, juvenile court delinquency and CINA cases, and civil domestic abuse cases which involved allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The divorce cases have had financial issues ranging from no significant assets to family farms, requests for alimony, business ownership, and complicated retirement plans. All of this gives me some insight into how to help people have open discussions of traditional and creative ways to reach a resolution of this difficult and stressful time in their lives.
Spoken Languages
English
Date of Initial Mediation Training
01/04/2016
Mediation Training Hours
24
Mediation Fees/Charges
$250 per hour.
Settlement Conference Mediator?
Yes
Mediation Prep Session Attorney?
Yes
Mediation Prep Session Attorney Fees
$250 an hour, one hour minimum
MSEI Roster Mediators are professionals who meet the Requirements for 6th Judicial District Roster Mediators.
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