My Profile

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
McCrate
Email
rmccrate@gsmlawyers.com
Organization
Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky, P.L.C.
Organization Website
http://www.gsmlawyers.com/
Cell Phone
319-364-1535
Do you offer your services online or only in-person?
Online offered
Please list any comments about offering services online or in person
Sessions may be completed by video (Zoom) or conference call.
Counties Served
Benton
Iowa
Johnson
Jones
Linn
Tama
Others by appointment
Availability
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
425 Second Street SE, Suite 700, P.O. Box 456, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0456
Facilities
Multiple conference rooms for caucus-style mediations.
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Parking Options
Parking in nearby ramps. The Ground Transportation Center parking garage is connected to our building.
Types of Mediation Cases Desired
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support Available for other types of mediation upon request.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation
Yes
Comments on allowing attorneys at mediation
Please notify me in advance if your attorney will be present to allow me to give the opposing party the opportunity to bring his or her attorney.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation
Yes
Comments on allowing third parties at mediation
Upon agreement of parties.
Profession
Attorney and Mediator
Comments on Profession
Mediation is a wonderful way to resolve conflict efficiently. It allows you to avoid the financial and emotional hardship of going to trial and gives you the power to make decisions about your case. Please feel free to contact me about the mediation process. I am happy to speak to you directly and answer any questions you have.
Education
BJ 2007: University of Missouri School of Journalism JD 2010: University of Missouri School of Law Certification in Dispute Resolution 2010: University of Missouri School of Law
Areas of Training
Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Child Support, Spousal Support/Alimony, Division of Property, Mediation Techniques
Work Experience
Family Law practice. Licensed in Iowa and Missouri. Certified in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri. Certified in Collaborative Law. Current President of Board of Directors of Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa (Past Board Member)
Spoken Languages
English
Date of Initial Mediation Training
September 2012
Mediation Fees/Charges
$100 per party per hour. $30 administrative fee per party. One hour minimum. Two-hour minimum for traveling outside Linn County plus a $40 administrative fee per party. If you have a case outside of Linn County but are willing to travel to Cedar Rapids for mediation, these additional requirements do not apply.
Settlement Conference Mediator?
Yes
Mediation Prep Session Attorney?
Yes
Mediation Prep Session Attorney Fees
$200 an hour, no minimum
MSEI Roster Mediators are professionals who meet the Requirements for 6th Judicial District Roster Mediators.
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

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