Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, Others by appointment
Weekdays: 8:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Weekends: With Advance Planning
Description of Facilities:
Mediating from home in Coralville, County Courthouses, or Other Arrangements
Free parking in driveway or on street
Types of Mediation Cases Desired:
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support
Allows Attorneys at Mediation:
Comments on allowing attorneys:
Mediation is controlled by the parties so it up to the parties if they want (or want to pay) attorneys for that time or not. We will decide in advance so both parties are aware of who is coming.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation:
Comments on allowing third parties:
We need to advise everyone in advance as to who will be present. Past experience shows that the two parties working alone is most efficient. New partners or emotionally-involved family members tend to make things more difficult.
Having a calm, neutral person trained in communication facilitation can get issues resolved in a way that meets everyone's needs. Refreshments provided in my home.
B.A.: 2002, Knox College; Gender and Women's Studies, Galesburg IA
J.D. 2006, University of Iowa Law Scool
Areas of Training:
Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Small Claims
Attorney, Office Manager at Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa, Retail, Advocate at Waypoint Services, Home Childcare Provider, Associate Attorney at Mears's Law Office
Initial Mediation Training:
Mediation Training Hours:
$100 per party minimum which covers the first two hours.
$60 per party per hour after the first two hours.