Weekdays: Monday to Friday, 8 - 5 p.m. Weekends: Saturday by appointment and Nights: by appointment
Description of Facilities:
1 conference room
Types of Mediation Cases Desired:
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support
Where parties find that they can not communicate with each other without hostility, I offer a communication training program which has been scientifically studied and proven effective to reduce hostility and promote productive communication.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation:
Comments on allowing attorneys:
Attorneys are welcome to attend. However, most clients wish to avoid the extra cost and will have their attorneys available by phone or will reserve an issue to consult with their attorney between mediation sessions.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation:
Comments on allowing third parties:
If a party wants a third party to attend mediation, the mediator should be alerted in advance. In most cases the mediator will require that both parties agree to the presence of the third party and the extent to which a third party can participate.
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
I help transform conflict into conversation and conversation into agreement.
Associate 1978 Religion, Christ For Nations Bible Institute Bachelor 1982 Psychology, Business Central College J.D. 1985 Law, University of Iowa
Areas of Training:
9/03, Divorce and Family Mediation Training. 40 hours- Dealing with issues of domestic abuse and personality disorders in mediation. Affect of divorce on children. Arbitration. Peacemaking theory and applications. Faith based peacemaking.
2009, Training for Commercial Arbitration to become a rostered arbitrator with FINRA
2009 to present, Peacemakers Mediation training for all types of disputes 40+ hours
Pastor, Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator (approved arbitrator for FINRA)
Initial Mediation Training:
June 2001, 40 hours -- American Acad. Of ADR
Mediation Training Hours:
$180.00 Per Hour split by both parties (minimum two hours per session) Administrative Fee: $25.00 each side for first session only. If a party is facing severe financial hardship I offer a sliding scale in family law cases with each side paying an hourly rate equal to 4 times that person's hourly wage up to a maximum of $90 an hour. Unemployed pay $20 an hour.
For counties, except Linn County, payment for a session must be paid in advance and arrive in the mediator's office before a mediation will take place.