I am able to provide mediation services for a variety of conflicts. I can mediate disputes surrounding family issues, as well as any conflict that may have arisen between two parties, such as neighbor-to-neighbor disagreements or private disputes.
I am qualified to provide you with my services through Limited Assistance Representation, or “LAR”. It allows me to “ghost write” court documents for you. It allows me to negotiate on your behalf or advise you without full representation in court. LAR can help cut your legal costs by “unbundling” the services provided by a lawyer.
I am a trained Collaborative Law attorney who believes that family conflicts can often be better resolved outside of the courts. This means I will represent you as your attorney. All negotiations are done in cooperation with another collaborative law attorney and with the other family member involved in the dispute. Together, we agree to resolve all the issues out of court and present a joint agreement to the court at the end of the process.
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a person the court appoints to represent the best interests of a child in a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case. The GAL will investigate the family situation and advise the court about where a child should live and what type of contact parents should have with their children.
While the primary goal of mediation is to resolve differences, mediation also promotes communication and cooperation which allows you to control the decisions that affect your life. Mediation is frequently less costly than litigation. Mediation benefits children and others involved by reducing conflict. Mediation can often be completed in less time than litigation allowing you to move ahead with your life.
There is an effective alternative to settle differences rather than a costly courtroom battle. Joanna is a dispute mediator and a certified general member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, which is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Through her special training in divorce mediation, she helps people in conflict make practical, informed decisions to resolve the issues before them.