FAMILY LAW

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Co-Parenting

  • Contempt

  • Divorce

  • Juvenile Court/Paternity

  • Legal Seperation

  • Orders of Protection (Prosecution & Defense)

  • Post-Divorce

  • Prenuptial Agreement

  • Parenting Plan Modification

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MEDIATION

Mediation is an informal process in which a mediator helps parties with a dispute to reach agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement.

The mediator is not a judge and does not make a decision or impose a solution on the dispute. Rather, the mediator helps the parties involved resolve the dispute themselves or with the help of their attorneys. The mediator manages the mediation session and remains impartial.

Both Cecilia Smith Petersen and Sarah Swanson Higgins are Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediators with over thirty-seven (37) years combined experience in mediating cases.   In addition, Cecilia Petersen is trained in domestic violence mediation.  Ms. Petersen and Ms. Higgins have assisted countless parties reach resolution without court intervention.