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Kristen Shaffer

  • Contact Information

    First Name: Kristen
    Last Name: Shaffer
    Other Phone: (319) 365-9461
    Organization: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
    Mediation Location: 1) 327 2nd Street, Suite 300, Coralville, Iowa 52241; 2) 115 3rd Street SE, Suite 500, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401; and 3) Other locations by agreement.
  • Locations/Availability

    Counties Served: Johnson,Linn,Others by appointment
    Availability: Weekdays: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekends: By appointment Evenings: By appointment
    Description of Facilities: Coralville: 3 conference rooms Cedar Rapids: 10 conference rooms
    Handicap Accessible: Yes
    Parking Availability: Free, off street parking is available at both the Coralville and Cedar Rapids offices.
    Types of Mediation Cases Desired: Family Law: All issues, including child custody and visitation, asset and debt allocation, child support, child medical support, spousal support/alimony, post-secondary education support, modification and enforcement of decrees and orders, other parenting disputes, guardianships, conservatorships, appeals, premarital issues (prenuptial and cohabitation agreements). School Law: All issues, including K-12 and post-secondary.
    Allows Attorneys at Mediation: Yes
    Comments on allowing attorneys: Parties can decide if they wish to have their attorneys attend mediation with them. Please advise at the time of scheduling mediation if attorneys will be in attendance.
    Allows Third Parties at Mediation: Yes
    Comments on allowing third parties: Both parties must be in agreement with the third parties attending.
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  • Professional

    Profession: Attorney, Mediator, and Parent Coordinator
    Comments: I believe parties are best suited to make decisions about their future. Mediation offers the opportunity for parties to reach a workable solution with dignity. My role as the mediator is to facilitate settlement discussions and to help parties problem solve and consider alternative options to resolve their dispute.
    Education: University of Iowa - B.A. 2008 Northern Illinois University College of Law - J.D. 2011
    Areas of Training: Family law, including dissolution of marriage, child custody, division of assets and debts, domestic violence; school law; and mediation techniques.
    Settlement Conference Mediator: Yes
    Mediation Prep Session Attorney: Yes
    Mediation Prep Rate: $240/hour
    Work Experience: I have focused my career on family law and school law. I began my career at a children's law center representing children in high-conflict custody and divorce cases in 2011. I later joined Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in 2014. I enjoy working with families and students to help them make important decisions about their future.
    Spoken Languages: English
    Initial Mediation Training: 09/12/2017
    Mediation Training Hours: 40+
    Fees/Charges: $200 per hour ($100 per hour per party, unless the parties agree to share costs differently). Travel time and IRS mileage rate is an additional charge. Travel related charges do not apply to cases where I have been named as the default mediator by the court.

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