What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge 120.00 per hour for my services.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I provide information about my services, education, training and skill set, and inquire about the specifics of every client's circumstances to determine how I can best help them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA in Communication from Regis University in Denver, where I graduated with honors in 1997. I have hundreds of hours of training specific to divorce mediation, as well as a high level of expertise. I am a subject matter expert with respect to divorce in Colorado, and have a high level of substantive knowledge in all areas relating to divorce, post divorce, and allocation of parental responsibilities.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
While working on my undergraduate degree I was introduced to the Mediation process and interpersonal conflict resolution, and found I had a high degree of natural ability to work with people to help them resolve their interpersonal conflict.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Divorce Mediation, Same Sex Partner Dissolution, Child Support Modifications, and Post Divorce Decree modifications of parenting plans. I also help unmarried couples with children create Allocation of Parental Responsibilites plans, which includes decision making and support, as well as plans for the relocation of a parent with a child or children to another state.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have volunteered with Jefferson County Mediation services for 14 of the past 18 years, and continue to provide free mediation services to low income clients.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask about cost, estimated number of sessions to complete, training and education, philosophy, experience, and any other questions that are important to you. Remember that mediation is a forward looking process, is voluntary and confidential, and that the mediator is there to help you reach agreements that are durable, fair, and that benefit you and your family.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It can be helpful for clients who have children to contemplate how to best transition from their role of married partners to that of dedicated co-parents.