Judge Mablean is now available and offers her services to Mediate your disputes in:

  • Family Law Matters (Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Support, Property Division)
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Probate Matters
  • Guardianship Matters
  • Small Claims Matters
  • Church Matters

What is Mediation?

Mediation HandsupMEDIATION is a process which allows the disputing persons, together with the assistance of a neutral third person, I to isolate the issues, in order to develop options, consider alternatives, and reach a consensual settlement that will accommodate their needs. The Mediator serves as the “middle person” in the dispute. The disputing parties are in control of their own fate; they share the responsibility for making decisions that affect their lives. The parties have the last say. All persons involved in the dispute must consent to Mediation.

What is the role of the Mediator?

The Mediator’s role is to host, guide, facilitate, listen, provide emotional support, referee, teach, coach negotiations, generate ideas, record the decisions and assist the disputing parties in the decision-making process. Judge Mablean describes the role of Mediator as “the voice of reason”. The Mediator makes no decisions or orders.

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What are the advantages of Mediation for the disputing persons?

  • Control over the process
  • Control over the outcome (parties generated solutions)
  • Saves Money
  • Better Lives for Parties
  • Reduced Conflict
  • Faster and Less Time Consuming
  • Better Adjustment for Children
  • More Effective Communication and Parenting
  • Privacy (not a courtroom setting; no uninvited persons in room)

Do the disputing persons need an attorney for mediation? Are attorney’s allowed in mediation?

You do not need an attorney for Mediation. You may have an attorney. If you have an attorney you may still participate in Mediation. You can consult your attorney for advice at any time during the Mediation process. Your attorney may review any agreement reached in Mediation before it is submitted to the court. Your attorney may be personally present during any Mediation sessions with the consent of all parties.

How long does mediation take?

It depends on the persons. Remember, you are in control of your time.. The Mediator will set aside session hours, from one to four hours per session, on days and times agreeable to the disputing persons and the Mediator.

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Who pays for mediation?

Both persons, the husband, the wife, the persons decide. You are in control.

How do we start mediation?

Glad you asked. Download and complete the REQUEST FOR MEDIATION FORM and email it to: Someone will contact you to set an appointment.