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She is awesome ! Reviewed all my paperwork, found errors I made quickly, offer solutions to resolve them, and, made great recommendations. Would highly recommend !
Alice is a very patient and objective mediator that offers solutions that are win-win. When working with her I can depend on her to be impartial and solution oriented. I highly recommend her !
Jane helped me through the hardest part of my life. Her expertise and integrity helped ensure that I'm able to be the father I am today to my children. Going through a custody battle and a monstrous divorce, Jane took care of everything I needed legally so that i could do my best to focus on work and keeping my job! New issues came up all the time. My ex abused the court system and the police, from using epo's and tro's, to calling the police on my son's grandma, Jane provided guidance that kept my focus on getting through. I will be forever grateful for her.
David offered an initial consultation, during which he showed me was familiar with the type of case I needed handled, and also did a great job detailing the options I had available to me moving forward. His professionalism, expertise, and knowledge convinced me he was the right person for the job, and I ended up choosing to work with David. He was very prompt in communication, and worked with me closely to revise and ensure the final legal product created was to my satisfaction. Thank you David for the help. Hiring and working with a lawyer is rarely an experience I am enthusiastic about, but considering the situation for what it was, I am very happy I found David through Thumbtack because he helped me resolve a big headache.
My husband and I needed to get some items on the table before our court date. With a restraining order in place and conflicting ideas of how to go about things, Tonya Saheli was a great help. Having someone to stabilize issues which get out of hand between my husband and myself, was imperative before our court date. She was very determined and professional with the handling of our case. She communicated with the both of us frequently and timely. All things were done with poise and knowledgeability, which helped me to feel truly secure, with such delicate matters of my life. I would recommend these services to others.
Jeff is a gifted and natural born counselor and conflict mediator. He has helped me so much in gaining clarity around my own emotional process, allowing me to peel back the layers of my understanding to learn what my deepest needs are. In the time that hes been practicing, Ive watched him explode fully into this role, gain insight and clarity into his own life, and develop a strong desire to share it with the world. Know that your sessions with him will be rooted in that deep sense of passion and love for this practice. It starts with a series of exercises in self connection. The objective here is, In order to know how to resolve my own conflict, I need to understand the underlying needs of where they are coming from. This is where Jeff is truly gifted, in asking the right questions, employing deep listening and empathy to help you discover what those needs are. He doesn't push you in any one direction, but rather he is trained in employing tools to help you understand for yourself what you are truly needing underneath all the muck that might be clouding your judgement. For example, I had a difficult decision about which job to take when I was offered two. We sat and had a moment of self-connection, during which we identified what my feelings were. Then, looking at each feeling, we identified the underlying need that was there, talking through ideas such as, "I feel this way, what am I needing that I am or am not getting?" After that, we determined was truly important to me based on each of those needs. I learned that one job would offer me security and safety, and the other would offer me creativity and freedom. Based on where I was at that point in my life, my need for creativity was far stronger than my need for safety. I was able to arrive at a solution that left me feeling empowered, because I had come to my own determination of what I wanted and had solid reasons for justifying them. I picked the creative job, and to this day I am extremely grateful that I made that choice! I now use these tools whenever I face a conflict with others, and especially as a tool for internal conflict mediation. For me, this process has felt like turning on a light switch, and the sense of relief that has come with this has been invaluable. He has incredible intuition, endless patience and compassion for this practice. Hes worked not only with me about my own individual processes, but hes also worked with me in employing this practice as it relates to my boss, my peers, and my relationship. I cant recommend Jeff enough for sharing these incredibly valuable life skills.
Wayne is a master at getting to the core issues, particularly in graphic design conflicts.
George is very knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and aggressive when necessary. His integrity and indefatigable nature led to a win win situation for me.
I offer legal consulting. I have 20 years of experience, including real estate, personal injury, insurance, business contracts, employment, intellectual property and family law.
Enlisting the help of the right divorce mediation professional is a critical step toward ensuring that you end your marriage fairly, efficiently, and with your dignity intact.
I am very experienced, having done well over 1000 mediations with couples going through a break up. I'm very familiar with divorce law in California as I did 25 years of litigation before limiting my practice to helping people stay out of court. I've used all these skills in the newer area of Collaborative practice.
Tran Divorce Mediation understands that your family law matter is more than just a case. Decisions you make during this process can have a long-lasting impact on you and your family. No matter the scope of your case, our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve a favorable result in your family law matter.
Marc Paisin is a well-respected, highly experienced mediator with over 36 years of civil litigation experience. Mr. Paisin's current practice is devoted 100% to mediation and arbitration. He is a dedicated, motivated, well-trained and effective mediator whose background and training promotes a full understanding of the facts. His philosophy of dispute resolution starts with ensuring that all parties have a mutual and complete understanding of the other's position, followed by constructive and critical exploration of each party's viewpoint and their underlying needs and values. This leads to increased cooperation and full facilitation of settlement. He has hundreds and hundreds of satisfied clients who've had their disputes settled with ease.
We provide positive solutions for your family during a difficult period in your lives. Our services include the following: * parenting agreements * separation and property * settlement agreements * support agreements * antenuptial agreements * reconciliation agreements * parent-child agreements * cohabitation agreements Mediation is a voluntary, flexible, non-adversarial and confidential process for resolving your divorce or other family law issues, with the help of a neutral mediator who will assist you in reaching an agreement. Jackie is not a judge or arbitrator and cannot force anyone to do anything. Any agreement which is reached must be acceptable to both parties. You and your spouse retain complete control over your family law matter, and can be far more creative than the courts in designing a solution that works for your family. The entire tone of mediation is one of working together to reach a solution, rather than trying to vanquish or destroy the other party. There is usually great power in the negotiation and discussion by both parties together in a neutral setting. What is mediation and how does it work? · Mediation allows both parties to identify, negotiate and resolve the issues raised by the decision to divorce. · Each party will have an opportunity to ask all their questions about the process, and decide if mediation is right for them. A detailed agenda is formulated that includes gathering of relevant information, clarification of issues, identification of hot button items, draft settlement terms, cooling-off periods, and a resolution process. Each topic, such as alimony or holiday schedules, is discussed separately, so that the task of creating a complete agreement is broken down into manageable pieces. · Firm ground rules are established and the mediation takes place in a confidential environment so that emotionally charged issues can be talked about safely. You will be provided with informational hand-outs about the mediation process, and all forms are explained and information needed to accomplish a property settlement. We help both partners gather necessary information and review it systematically. · At times, Jackie lets the parties shape the negotiation; other times, she will guide their discussions. She will often formulate solutions that are more creative than the courts and more closely fit the needs of both parties. · When both partners are part of the process of creating parenting agreements and financial distribution plans, there is a better chance of meeting the needs of the entire family. Mediated divorces have a higher rate of satisfaction and long-range cooperation, and a lower frequency of costly returns to court.
The Law Office of Nikki Clark is a family law practice. Ms. Clark represents clients in dissolution, custody, parentage, property and support cases. Ms. Clark is an experienced family law mediator, who assists both parties by facilitating communications and resolving legal issues without court intervention. Ms. Clark believes deeply in the informal resolution of disputes, even in litigation cases, if possible. She works to obtain the best resolution of issues for her clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Having previously practiced law for many years, I take satisfaction in offering people the opportunity to settle their differences directly, safely, thoughtfully and realistically.
We offer family law mediation and collaborative divorce, including: * marital settlement agreements * pre and post-nuptial agreements * same-sex partnership agreements
Catherine believes that all parties should be as relaxed as possible during the mediation. In general, people do not like confrontation or adversarial proceedings. Catherine, as an impartial neutral, will gently explain the mediation process for those not familiar with it, guide the discussions during mediation and make sure that this is not an adversarial proceeding. The parties as a group or team can decide what is best for them before a court, judge or jury decides for them. Catherine has faith in the mediation process and continues to attend professional training or continuing education seminars to provide the most up to date conflict resolution services.
Mediations are my only work. i can get problems resolved almost every time there is any willingness at all --even if the parties hate each other.