Georgia Daniels, J.D.
Georgia Daniels, J.D.

Senior Mediator

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Georgia Daniels, J.D.

Mediation online and mediation in-person follow different paths to reach the same goals: restoring peace in the family through confidential, collaborative agreements. Online mediation offers convenience (no commute required), more flexible hours, and lower fees. I work primarily online, offering divorce, family, and elder mediation.

Divorce mediation offers a way forward with dignity, to an agreement that meets your needs for parenting plans, child and/or spousal support, division of assets and debts, or modification of existing orders. Family mediation can address many potential issues resulting from major life transitions: pre-marital and post-marital agreements, divorce, business difficulties within family-owned businesses, elder care issues, and more.

In-person mediation may be available again soon, in Claremont, CA, and Pasadena, CA.


I mediate primarily online, serving Southern California from Claremont, CA. I have attended hundreds of hours of mediation training since 1990. I have mediated family and divorce issues in California since 2006. Before that, I practiced law for thirteen years. My legal experience includes service in the US Navy JAG Corps (USNR), service as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, six years as Assistant County Counsel in Jackson County, OR, and four years of private-sector family law service in Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon.

ADR Experience

I have been fortunate to train with some of the best trainers in the business. My first divorce mediation training was with Jim Melamed before Mediate.com before there was Mediate.com. I have mediated 215+ cases. Most of the mediations were for divorce, but I have also mediated pre-marital agreements, adult family/elder issues, and claims related to family-owned businesses. I offer online mediation now; I hope to resume in-person mediation as soon as COVID slinks away.

Approach

My approach to mediation begins with respect, respect for you, the parties, and respect for the process that we will develop together. I work online now and hope to resume in-person mediation soon. I assist you, the parties, to find common ground from which you can build your agreements. For divorce mediation, the label that best suits my style is either “pragmatic” or “facilitative”. For elder /adult family mediation, I tend more toward the “transformative” end of the mediation spectrum. I will choose any tool or process that seems likely at the time to help you, the clients, to meet your mediation goals.

Education

  • B.A. Occidental College – Speech/Drama/Musical Theater;
  • M.A. UCLA – Dance;
  • J.D. Seattle University, cum laude

I hold California Clear Teaching credentials for Multiple Subjects and Single-Subject – English

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Congregational
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Special Education
  • Victim - Offender

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

Mediations

215

Fees and Provisos

My hourly fee for online mediation is $220/hr. The usual range for comprehensive divorce mediation with a custom marital settlement agreement is 9 hours to 14.5 hours without minor children, for online mediation ($2,200 to $3,200) or 11 hours to 16.5 hours with minor children, for online mediation ($2,420 to $3,630). A 90-minute session is $330. Please inquire.

I offer a discount to active duty service members, their families, and military retirees. A 90-minute session is $240 (an 18% discount). Please inquire.

A Limited Scope Mediation refers here to one or two online sessions, with a short written summary of the session, but not a complete mediated Marital Settlement Agreement. Please inquire.

Premarital conversations can be hourly, or a set fee for an agreed amount of time. Please inquire.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Introduction to Mediation - 24 hours - Willamette University , 1990
  • Resolving Construction Disputes - 6 hours - Portland, OR, 1990
  • Divorce Mediation - 40 hours, Jim Melamed and Oregon Mediation Center, 1996
  • Victim-Offender Restorative Justice - 20 Hours, Centinela Youth Services, 2003
  • Systematic Approach to Mediation - 18 hours, Pepperdine Strauss Institute, 2003
  • Interest-Based Bargaining for Teachers Union Reps, 7 hours, 2004
  • Advanced Collaborative Law - Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law, 6 hours, 2004
  • Advanced Family Mediation Skills - Pepperdine/Strauss Institute, 18 hours, 2006
  • Advanced Mediator Study Group - Woody Mosten & Ken Cloke, 320+ hours, 2007 -ongoing
  • Advanced Family & Divorce Training - Forrest (Woody) Mosten, 19.5 hours, 2007
  • Legal-Ease for Mediators - So. Calif. Mediation Assoc (SCMA), 4.5 hours, 2008
  • Elder Mediation - Institute for Study of Conflict Transformation, 21 hours, 2008
  • Essentials for Elder Adult Mediation - ARMS, 25 hours, 2009
  • Annual Conference - Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), 16+ hours, 2014
  • Annual Conference - Assoc. for Divorce Financial Planners, 7.5 hours, 2018
  • Mediating Online - Santa Clara Univ. and Mediate.com, 16.75 hours, 2019
  • Online Family Mediation - Mediate.com, 20 hours, 2020
  • Reflective Practice with Michael Lang, approx. 15 hours/year, ongoing since 2020
  • APFM Conference Online 2021, approx. 10 hours, 2021

Awards

  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) for launching a monthly study group for new mediators.

Professional Associations

  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

Publications & Presentations

  • Grief & Fatigue: Families & the Pandemic, Stories of Struggle & Hope. Co-Editor and Contributor

References

  • References are available upon request.

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