Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice..Premium Member

Joy Hernandez

JH ADR Services is focused on providing collaborative and effective online mediation services for individuals and organizations looking for a solution, not just a quick fix. Joy Hernandez, owner/mediator, has a passion to help those in conflict to assess and identify options that will allow them to resolve their own disputes so they can move forward with their lives. JH ADR Services provides mediation services for divorce/family, co-parenting, landlord-tenant, small business disputes, community/neighbor, elder mediation, and HOA.


Joy has over 20 years of experience working in a handful of professional roles collaborating with multinational and regional organizations providing such services as cost/value analysis, negotiation oversight, and contractual documentation establishment for commercial, occupational, and other enterprise-related transactions. As well, Joy has assisted these organizations in the facilitation and management of the long-term professional relationships which were established as a result.

ADR Experience

Joy has been a certified mediator since 2009 in the State of California and renewed this certification in 2019. Over the last decade, Joy has volunteered most of her time with various Dispute Resolution Centers (DRC) around Southern California and other non-profits to provide mediation services at either a reduced fee or for free. Joy has mediated divorce cases, community disputes, small business disputes, family conflicts, and housing issues.
With a desire to be able to help as many people as she could, Joy decided to start her own online mediation and ADR business, JH ADR Services, in 2020.

Approach

The one thing that Joy loves most about mediation is the control and power that it gives to the parties in determining their own outcomes. You know what is best for you. You shouldn’t have to be told by attorneys and judges what you have to live with. Mediation gives the people who are impacted the most with the decisions made, control in making those decisions.

Joy’s approach to dispute resolution is flexible based upon the needs of the parties and the type of dispute being resolved. Understanding the needs of the parties in resolving the dispute helps to identify if her role as mediator should be more facilitative or evaluative. She strives to assist the parties to be at their best so that they can effectively determine their best outcome. She encourages collaboration, focused communication and creative problem-solving so that the parties can find solutions that work for them.

Education

Degrees include:
Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution
Bachelor’s degree in Communication
Associate’s degree in Business

Trainings and certifications include divorce and family mediation, online mediation, elder and probate mediation, ethics, diversity, and bias awareness, among others.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Autism
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • General
  • HOA
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Standard Mediation Pricing:
Hourly rate of $175 with a two (2) hour minimum. The minimum fee of $350 is due prior to the first session.

Divorce Mediation:
A fixed fee rate is provided based upon the issues and considerations of the specific situation where the quoted amount is based upon a maximum number of sessions and a maximum number of hours of work to be performed outside of the sessions.

Example: A standard divorce mediation, that includes the following services, would cost $1,925 –
– Two (2) 30-minute online individual introductory sessions
– Three (3) joint online mediation sessions (max 1 hour each)
– Seven (7) hours of work (includes all document review, document and session preparation, phone calls and email communication, as well as final document creation, etc.)

A deposit of 25% is due prior to the first session. Thereafter, incremental invoicing is provided at the 50% completion, 75% completion and 100% completion, just prior to receiving the fully executed Settlement Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding.

Professional Associations

  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.

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