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Matthew Brandes

  • Contact Information

    First Name: Matthew
    Last Name: Brandes
    Cell Phone: 319-366-7641
    Organization: Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman P.L.C.
    Mediation Location: 1.) 115 Third St. SE, Suite 1200, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 2.) City Center Square, 1150 5th Street, Suite 170, Coralville, Iowa 52241
  • Locations/Availability

    Availability: Weekdays: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends: By appointment. Nights: By apointment.
    Description of Facilities: Cedar Rapids: 8 conference rooms Coralville: 4 conference rooms
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Parking Availability: Off street parking in Cedar Rapids and Coralville.
    Types of Mediation Cases Desired: Family: All issues Determining and Dividing Marital Estates, including business valuation; Child Custody and Visitation; Child and Spousal Support; Child Medical Support; Post-Secondary Education Subsidy.
    Allows Attorneys at Mediation: Yes
    Comments on allowing attorneys: Parties have a right to have attorneys present. If you plan to have your attorney present, please advise at the time of scheduling.
    Allows Third Parties at Mediation: Yes
    Comments on allowing third parties: By agreement of the parties.
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  • Professional

    Profession: Attorney and Mediator
    Comments: Mediation helps people deal with family law matters to obtain information and manage conflict in a cost-effective manner. As a mediator, I assist people in clarifying perceptions, communicating effectively, and exploring settlement options quickly and directly. I assist parties in using legal and other professional advice effectively.
    Education: B.A. University of Notre Dame 1975, J.D. William Mitchell College of Law 1981.
    Areas of Training: Family Law, including child custody; child and spousal support; estate valuation and division of all forms of marital property including retirement assets; tax; and domestic violence. Mediation techniques. I am trained in and employ tranformative and evaluative mediation techniques as appropriate.
    Settlement Conference Mediator: Yes
    Work Experience: I have been practicing law for 36 years. The past 19 years, my practice has been exclusively in Family Law. I began mediating family law cases in 1999. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and attorneys in managing conflict.
    Initial Mediation Training: July 1999
    Mediation Training Hours: 185
    Fees/Charges: Linn County: $ 250.00 Per Hour ($125.00 per person. No Minimum or Administrative Fees) Benton, Iowa, Johnson, and Jones Counties: $250.00 per hour ($125.00 per person. No Minimum or Administrative Fees. As mediation roster default, there is no charge for travel time or mileage.) Other counties: As agreed. (If I am a mediation roster default, I do not charge for travel time or mileage.)

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