Mediation is a process in which an impar­tial third party (medi­a­tor) helps par­ties in con­flict find their own work­able, prac­ti­cal and effec­tive solu­tions. The medi­a­tor directs the process and pro­vides an envi­ron­ment and tools whereby those solu­tions and agree­ments can be reached by the par­ties, not the medi­a­tor. Because the par­ties for­mu­late the solu­tion, rather than hav­ing some­one dic­tate one, the result is much more sat­is­fy­ing and usu­ally works better.  More information on Mediation



Arbitration is a private hearing or trial. The parties agree to hire a private decision maker. The arbitrator hears tes­ti­mony and reviews other doc­u­ments pre­sented by each side and then reaches a decision.  Read about Aribitration




Facilitation usu­ally is used for large groups, orga­ni­za­tions or busi­nesses. The facil­i­ta­tor helps the group focus on iden­ti­fy­ing and solv­ing prob­lems, issues, or plans for future devel­op­ment or projects of the group. There may be one or more groups, orga­ni­za­tions or busi­nesses involved in a facilitation. Read more


iStock_000015274873XSmallEvaluation & Investigation Services

Evaluation and investigation services involve the conflict professional reviewing different data and making a written or oral analysis and recommendation to one or more parties to a conflict.  More on Evaluation & Investigation Services



iStock_000006331192XSmallConsulting, Including Document Preparation and/or Review

Some clients, for reasons of cost or otherwise, may decide that they want to handle their own divorces or similar matters, but still need advice about what their options are or whether they have missed an important element that they need to cover.  Or clients may already have tentatively reached agreements but want to use self help options for filing paperwork for their divorce or for contracts and/or other agreements.  Understanding what documents you need and how to prepare them can be daunting for the do it your selfer.  For example, there are a number of forms to select and complete to finalize a divorce or a dissolution of domestic partnership, and using the wrong forms or not completing them properly can lead to significant legal problems in the future.  Having them reviewed or prepared by us can help you avoid those problems.


In the courtCoaching and Court Preparation

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, you may end up having to prepare for a court or a similar hearing.  You may decide that for whatever reason you do not want to hire or cannot afford the costs for an attorney to prepare your case and appear with you in court.  While we do not represent parties in adversarial proceedings in court, we do offer assistance and coaching in what you need to do to be fully prepared to represent yourself and to know what to expect in those settings.

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