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Anna Wellman, JD, LCSW

New Orleans, LA 70118
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Anna Wellman, JD, LCSW is a New Orleans therapist, mediator, and licensed clinical social worker with over 24 years of mental health experience. She established her private practice in 2005 to work with adults who have mood disorders and clients who need family mediation services. In addition to mediation, Anna offers individual therapy for adults.

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Cynthia D. Samuel

New Orleans, LA 70124
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Cynthia D. Samuel is a New Orleans attorney with 23 years of courtroom experience. She specializes in the areas of juvenile law, family law, and criminal defense. In 1990, attorney Samuel completed mediator training at Loyola University Law School and has since participated in hundreds of juvenile court mediations. She always "advocates for her clients' positions and interests." She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, and additional professional organizations.

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Kean Miller

New Orleans, LA 70112
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Kean Miller is a New Orleans law firm with over 150 attorneys that prides itself on putting "people first." The firm is particularly dedicated to "serving Fortune 1000 companies with significant operations in the Gulf South," including ExxonMobil Chemical, Chevron, and Sunoco. The company also features a Mediation and Arbitration Center fully equipped with "state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, WiFi, teleconference and video conference equipment," and private conference rooms.

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Kirk Granier

New Orleans, LA 70112
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Kirk Granier is a New Orleans retired judge, attorney at law, mediator, and arbitrator. His practice areas include wrongful death, accidents, criminal defense, and divorce. Judge Granier understands mediation as a "private and confidential out of court process in which a neutral mediator helps the parties to negotiate and resolve disputes." Once an agreement is reached through mediation, it becomes legally binding and enforceable. The hourly fee for mediation is $150 per person.

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Law Office of Virginia Erwin Sirera

Mandeville, LA 70471
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The Law Office of Virginia Erwin Sirera in Mandeville handles "difficult family law issues every day" and has over 20 years of experience. Attorney Sirera approaches her "clients' cases with reasonable solutions and a straightforward attitude" and she has been named one of the Top 100 Matrimonial Lawyers in America by The National Advocates. Mediations for all areas of family law and divorce are available, and they typically offer "individuals who are able to come to reasonable agreements the opportunity to do so without handing over control of their family law disputes to a judge."

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Lynn Luker

New Orleans, LA 70112
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Lynn Luker is a New Orleans attorney with over 30 years of experience who practices employment, admiralty and maritime, toxic tort, environmental, and commercial law. Attorney Luker is also a professor at Tulane University School of Law and an experienced trial lawyer who serves as a mediator and arbitrator offering alternative dispute resolution services.

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Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems

Metairie, LA 70002
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Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems in Metairie has been offering "total dispute solutions" for a range of legal issues and conflicts since 1987. The company "successfully mediates hundreds of disputes each month" and is able to reach early settlements to cut down on litigation expenses and other costs.

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Mora Law Office

New Orleans, LA 70130
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The Mora Law Office in New Orleans was founded in 2000 as a general practice to handle cases of employment law, intellectual property, entertainment law, commercial and business law, family law, personal injury, and immigration. Free initial consultations are available and clients can explore affordable payment options. Attorney Mora is licensed to practice law in New York and Louisiana and is also a trained mediator.

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Pre-Trial Solutions of Louisiana

Metairie, LA 70002
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Pre-Trial Solutions of Louisiana in Metairie offers alternative dispute resolution for issues including personal injury, workers compensation, maritime property damage, employment discrimination, and Defense Base Act claims. The hourly rate for a two-party mediation is $275 plus a $200 administrative fee. Travel and lodging fees will also be charged if any services are performed outside greater New Orleans.

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Shields Mott

New Orleans, LA 70130
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Shields Mott is a New Orleans law firm founded in 1995 that prides itself on "vigorously and aggressively representing clients in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and in the halls of government." Practice areas include construction and commercial law, insurance defense, intellectual property and trademark, and alternative dispute resolution. The company offers arbitration, mediation, summary jury trial, mini-trial, and mediated fact-finding services.

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Smiley Law Firm

New Orleans, LA 70130
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Smiley Law Firm is a boutique New Orleans company resolving legal matters in the areas of construction law, business litigation, and personal injury. The company's managing partner Seth J. Smiley is a trained mediator and believes that mediation and arbitration are often "better mediums for resolving disputes than traditional litigation."

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Tom Foutz

New Orleans, LA 70163
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Tom Foutz is a New Orleans attorney who has conducted over 3,000 successful mediations since 1993, and who has been named a "Best Lawyer in America" for alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Foutz also offers jury focus groups and mock trials and he is a past chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when divorce mediation fails?

Mediation is a voluntary process, and both parties must put in the work for it to succeed. If either party stops working toward a compromise, the mediation can fail. And, it can also fail if the parties reach a point that they simply can't agree. In such cases, you might choose another course of action, such as arbitration or a court trial.

How does divorce mediation work?

Divorce mediation enables two parties to work together to come to decisions about their divorce with the guidance of a third-party mediator. The mediator may help to work through child custody, child support, property division, and other divorce matters. You'll need to pay the mediator for their services, which may be a cost you split. Be prepared to make a civil and calm case for your side of issues, but know that mediation is about coming to a compromise that works for both parties.

What should I expect in child custody mediation?

During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.

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