Mediator & Arbitrator…
I help people resolve their legal disputes in a constructive. and less expensive, way which leads to fair compromises and greater satisfaction in their final agreements. My practice includes, but is not limited to, mediating disputes in collaborative/cooperative divorces, probate/ guardianship disagreements, employment related differences, and serving as a Family Law Settlement Master in King County Superior Court.
The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them. – Tom Crum
Transformative Mediation: Was first recognized by Folger and Bush in their book “The Promise of Mediation” in 1994. This mediative process requires the parties to meet together in recognition and respect for the other. The mediator seeks to empower each person to express their needs, interests, values and points of view in a way that the other person can hear them with out feeling attached, or demeaned. Through the exchange the relationship transforms as each one gains in sight about the other person’s view of the situation.
Evaluative Mediation: An evaluative mediation is similar to judicial settlement conferences. The mediation helps the parties reach a resolution by pointing out the weakness of their cases, and predicting what will happen in court, if a judge or jury hears their case.
Facilitative Mediation: The mediation structured process encourages the participants to state their points of views, identify interests underling their positions, and help them to find common ground for resolution. The mediator does not make recommendations, give advice, hips or her opinion, or predict what might happen if they don’t resolve the matter out of court.
Types of Arbitration
The Arbitrator resolves parenting plan, child support or property settlement disputes when one party believes the other has violated the a prior order or agreement, similar to a judge. There is an opportunity to exchange evidence, present witnesses, and argue your position with or without attorneys.
The arbitration then renders a decision on the dispute.
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