While Southwest Iowa Mediation Services, LLC (S.I.M.S.) is a general practice mediation firm, offering our clients expertise in the resolution of a variety of disputes, we nevertheless also have particular interest in the resolution of family law and GLBT issues. Our family law mediations include domestic violence screening.
Over twenty (20) years of professional mediation experience covering a variety of conflict resolution areas including: business to business disputes, community/ neighbor to neighbor issues, debtor-creditor disputes, divorce/custody/parenting (including domestic violence screening)/separation issues; elder care issues, GLBT issues, labor-management/workplace disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, school truancy issues and small claims disputes.
Selected to Inaugural Panel of Senior Mediators with the “Common Ground” Project through the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension Campus.
Approved Family Law Mediator with the Iowa Fourth Judicial District Court.
Depending upon the specific needs and requests of the mediation participants, my approach to mediation will be one of facilitation and/or evaluation. I have also engaged in a “binding mediation” at the specific request of the parties.
AA from Iowa Western Community College, 2006
BA in Sociology and LPS (Law, Politics & Society)from Drake University, 2008
MA in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation from Abilene Chirstian University, 2010
$200.00/hr. ($100/per party/per hr.) with a two hour minimum
Sliding fee schedule available with income verification