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Melissa Turner
Melissa Turner

Practitioner Mediator

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Melissa Turner

Child-Focused Solutions.

Since 2008, I have dedicated my work to assisting families with their conflict process. I’m committed to reaching a wide audience of parents and professionals who are also committed to improving the lives of parents and children going through the divorce process. By using a Child-Focused approach, the divorce process can include adding dignity and respect to all the relationships in the family.

I look forward to working with your family by offering cost-effective, goal-oriented, alternative court options. Whether you are in the process of separation, divorce or post-divorce, together we will develop a creative plan and parenting schedule that fits for your children’s needs.

Services offered through Child-Focused Solutions LLC: Parenting Coordination, Mediation, Co-Parenting Education & Counseling, High Conflict Diversion & Supervised Visitation Facilitation and Inter-State services in US.

By appointment.


I am a qualified mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 & Rule 88 and a Kansas Supreme Court Approved Mediator with a Master’s degree in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution.

Other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution training: Case Manager training at Washburn University, 2010; Conflict Coach training at K-State, 2011; Parenting Coordination training at JCCC, 2012.



MA, Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

BA, Communication Theory and Human Relations, minor in Psychology

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator

Fees and Provisos

A court-adopted, sliding-scale fee schedule is available for all services to individuals who qualify. Information such as proof of income, employment verification and other details are considered for sliding-scale fees.

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • AMM - Assoc. of Missouri Mediators
  • FMA - The Family Mediators' Association