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Anderson, Fields, Dermody, Pressnall & McIlwain, Inc., P.S. logo

Anderson, Fields, Dermody, Pressnall & McIlwain, Inc., P.S.

Seattle, WA 98102
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Anderson, Fields, Dermody, Pressnall & McIlwain, Inc., P.S. has been providing mediation and arbitration services in Seattle since 1977. The firm focuses on family law matters and provides alternative dispute resolution services by way of an attorney at the firm who is a professional mediator, arbitrator and judge pro tem. The attorney has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics, has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been interviewed on Seattle Today.

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Cutler Nylander and Hayton

1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000, Seattle, WA 98101
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Cutler Nylander and Hayton is a local practice that offers alternative dispute resolution services to clients throughout Seattle and the surrounding areas. The firm facilitates mediation and arbitration for commercial and business disputes involving distributor termination, intellectual property, trade secrets, fishing rights, and business torts. One of its lawyers, Phil Cutler, has been in law practice since 1973 and has been serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master since the mid-1980s. He frequently mediates and arbitrates cases through the American Arbitration Association.

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Eastside Mediation & Arbitration

520 Kirkland Way, Suite 201, Kirkland, WA 98033
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Eastside Mediation & Arbitration is a legal firm founded in 1995 that serves individuals and families in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Founder Darcia Tudor has over 30 years of experience helping clients resolve disputes over family law, elder law, and probate matters through mediation and arbitration. As a licensed mental health counselor, she also provides interest-based parenting plans and settlement agreements through child-focused mediations. Tudor currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Academy of Professional Family Law Mediators.

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Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC

Seattle, WA 98154
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Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC is a Seattle mediation legal firm. The Collaborative Practice provides divorce mediation and reviews the benefits of using this form of alternative dispute resolution in divorce cases on its website. The firm represents clients at any point of mediation and can also simply prepare clients for and attend mediations in the role of coach. The principal serves as a guardian ad litem, advocates for children's best interests, and is a member of King County Bar Association's Family Law and Collaborative Law Sections.

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Gilson-Moreau & Associates, P.S.

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Gilson-Moreau & Associates, P.S. brings over 20 years of legal experience to Bellevue mediation clients. The office focuses on divorce and related matters such as child custody and support, protection orders, and property division as well as wills and encourages mediation as a timely and less expensive route where clients can have a greater say. The founding attorney speaks French, has been appointed as a guardian ad litem for children, and has worked in Tribal Courts and with the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C.

Kent, WA 98032
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Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C. has been a Kent mediation service for over 25 years. The office focuses solely on family law matters and often deals with contested or complex cases where mediation may be used to settle disputes. Clients can book half-day or full-day mediations, and collaborative law services are also available. The office has been named a Top 100 Lawyer for Matrimonial and Family Law by The National Advocates and is a member of King County and Pierce County Collaborative Law groups.

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Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

6703 S 234th St Ste 300, Kent, WA 98032
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Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC is an English and Spanish-Speaking arbitration and mediation firm serving the Kent area. The full-service law practice uses mediation in cases, especially for matters concerning construction and building disputes, real estate, commercial, and eminent domain and is often chosen as an Arbitrator between other parties and attorneys as well as by King County Superior Court in personal injury, commercial, and construction cases.

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Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny

9 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 204, Bellevue, WA 98005
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The Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny brings decades of legal experience to mediation and arbitration clients in Bellevue. The family law office always pursues mediation ahead of a trial as a cost-effective and less stressful alternative, particularly if children are involved and also advises on arbitrations. The office has been rated AV Preeminent and was named one of America's Top Attorneys for 2016 by the American Legal Institute. The founding lawyer also authored The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Divorce in Washington.

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Peggy Hoban, Attorney & Mediator

Seattle, WA 98103
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Peggy Hoban, Attorney & Mediator brings almost 15 years of mediation experience to Seattle clients. The office offers collaborative law, mediation, and divorce consulting and coaching and sees mediation as a constructive and peaceful route. The attorney graduated from the Jesuit Seattle University Law School and bases much of her work on the values of peace and social justice she learned there as well as on her training in collaborative law and mediation.

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Pruitt-Hamm Law and Mediation Services logo

Pruitt-Hamm Law and Mediation Services

Seattle, WA 98115
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Pruitt-Hamm Law and Mediation Services brings 22 years of mediation experience to Seattle clients. Mediation services are available for divorce, parenting plans/custody, property distribution, neighbor/neighbor, and landlord/tenant disputes. The founding attorney graduated from the Alternative Dispute Resolution program of the University Of Washington School Of Law, served as Co-President of the Mediation Consortium of Washington State, and is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.

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Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC

9706 4th Avenue NE, Suite 320, Seattle, WA 98115
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Seattle Collaborative Law Center, PLLC, offers representation and guidance to clients in the metro. It provides mediation and arbitration solutions for parties with or without attorneys meeting in the same or different rooms to resolve disputes. It facilitates the mediation proceedings, preparing the pleadings and memorandums and answering legal questions that arise during the process. The practice also handles personal injury and probate law matters. One of its attorneys, Kevin R. Scudder, has been practicing law since 1995.

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Smith & Hennessey Attorneys at Law

316 Occidental Avenue South Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
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Smith & Hennessey, PLLC, offers its services to clients in the Seattle area. It provides arbitration and mediation solutions to disputing parties, helping them resolve issues without the need for litigation. It also offers general business counseling services, advising clients on leasing, employment issues, and commercial contracts. James Smith Jr. and James Hennessey founded the firm in April 2000. Smith has served as the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington.

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Transforming Conflict LLC

Seattle, WA 98121
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Transforming Conflict LLC has been handling mediation in Seattle since 2004. Clients hire the team for mediation, facilitated family meetings, and conflict coaching for family and family business conflicts as well as divorce. The principal attorney is a former trial lawyer, serves on the ADR Subcommittee for the Washington State Bar Association's Task Force on Escalating Costs of Civil Litigation, and was named Mediator-of-the-Year by the Dispute Resolution Center in 2007.

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Tsai Law Company, PLLC

2101 4th Ave Ste 2200, Seattle, WA 98121
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Tsai Law Company, PLLC provides Seattle with mediation and arbitration and has decades of combined legal experience. The office provides family law counsel for divorce and all related matters and promotes mediation as a way for the parties in a divorce to have their full say in a confidential manner. Counseling and arbitration services are also available. One of the firm's lawyers served in the US Navy, has been named a Super Lawyer, and has appeared on Today with Matt Lauer and Anderson Cooper 360.

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Wakeen & Associates Mediation Services

600 University Street Suite 1612, Seattle, WA 98101
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Wakeen & Associates Mediation Services provides legal assistance to clients across Seattle and the neighboring cities. It offers mediation services to help individuals resolve legal issues without setting a legal precedent. With more than 25 years of experience, its founder Teresa A. Wakeen has mediated over 5,000 cases relating to class actions, toxic torts, intellectual property, business transactions, civil rights, and shareholder and partnership disputes. Wakeen also serves as a fellow and a former president of the International Academy of Mediators.

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Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service

601 Union Street Suite 1125, Seattle, WA 98101
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Founded in 1981, Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service caters to clients in Seattle and the surrounding areas. It provides legal guidance to individuals needing mediation solutions to negotiate or settle their issues. It also assists clients who wish to resolve their legal disputes in the shortest possible time through arbitration. One of its team, Don Daniel, brings more than three decades of experience in the legal field. Daniel is a former special district counsel for the Washington State Bar Association.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens when divorce mediation fails?

A: 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.

Q: How does divorce mediation work?

A: 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.

Q: What should I expect in child custody mediation?

A: 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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