This is a process of negotiation where parties in conflict meet with a neutral third party to help change the quality of their conflict interaction into a more positive and constructive experience. The mediator facilitates discussion and explores various topics and alternative possibilities for resolution. By remaining impartial, a mediator will strive to create an atmosphere where problems can be identified, options or alternatives considered, and negotiation and compromise achieved.

Mediation is a process designed to assist both parties in reaching agreement on such issues as...

  • Parental responsibility
  • Primary residence
  • Visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Division of assets and liabilities
  • Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Negotiation

The role of the mediator is to help both parties come to a successful agreement about issues that will affect their future and to avoid the necessity of litigating their disputes in Court. Through mediation, both parties will determine what they believe is a fair and equitable solution that best suits their particular situation. The mediator will not impose an agreement upon the parties. Both parties agree to keep all negotiations and communications in mediation confidential. The mediator will work to help both parties negotiate a settlement and, if successful, prepare a written summary that reflects this agreement.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is one of the newest methods of alternative dispute resolution. Divorcing parties retain respective attorneys. Often there will be a neutral mental health facilitator and neutral financial professional employed to complete a team of professionals. All are dedicated to working together for the highest good of the parties and their children.

The parties and lawyers enter into an agreement that states that if a settlement is not reached, the lawyers will withdraw from the process, A collaborative mental health facilitator's role is essential in working with the parties in conflict.

The facilitator acts as both conductor and balancer of the process in order to create a climate in which resolution is the most likely outcome. Candi brings 35 years as a licensed mental health counselor and 25 years as a Supreme Court certified mediator, where she has helped 1000's of individuals and couples create and cope with change.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States, and has extensive experience in providing a fair, efficient and effective venue to handle a securities-related dispute. The resolution of problems and disputes is accomplished through two non-judicial proceedings: arbitration and mediation. Arbitration and mediation are two distinct ways of resolving securities and business disputes between and among investors, brokerage firms and individual brokers, and offer a prompt and inexpensive means of resolving issues.