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Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Featured Member

Simone Haberstock

(Evening and weekend hours by appointment)
Simone A Haberstock offers mediation, litigation, arbitration, parenting coordination, and cooperative law services at competitive rates. Mediation can be provided in the office or on-line. We also use financial planning tools and software to develop practical and workable financial outcomes. We believe in providing client-centered processes that help parties find their own creative, constructive and respectful solutions for family, elder/senior care, divorce, and custody matters.


  • JD, Saint Louis University 1991,cum laude *
  • University of Missouri School of Law (Masters of Law) LL.M.-Dispute Resolution (Fall 2013) *
  • MO CPA -1985 *
  • Adjunct Professor-Saint Louis University School of Law *
  • Former President, Collaborative Family Law Association *
  • President 2018-19, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts *
  • Member- Association of Missouri Mediators *
  • Preeminent AV rated (Martindate Hubbell Attorney)
  • Recipient of two Young Lawyer Service Awards and two Presidential Outstanding Service Awards from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis 
  • Author, “Retirement” Missouri Bar Elder Law Deskbook

ADR Experience

+500 hours mediation experience including cases involving business and trust interests, executive compensation, real estate holdings, trusts and other complex legal, business and financial issues, small claims litigation and rent and possession matters. Also experienced with complicated and high conflict custody and child relocation issues including academically approved research on Parenting Coordination. Have completed training in arbitration and elder law mediation and have served as lead trainer providing training to other professionals in mediation and parenting coordination. Adjunct Professor teaching Mediation at Saint Louis University School of Law.


Mediation empowers parties to develop their own solutions with an emphasis on using financial tools and experience to find better and more workable financial solutions. Mediation and parenting coordination processes improve communication and enable parties to develop solutions which more closely meet the needs and interests of the individual and the whole family. Ms. McCartney applies over 26 years experience in family and divorce law and experience in accounting and finance to assist the parties in developing and exploring options and reaching realistic and lasting agreements.


  • JD-Saint Louis University, cum laude
  • LL.M.(Masters in Law)-Dispute Resolution-University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia)
  • CPA-Also passed CPA examination in 1986

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

1/2 Hour Mediation Orientation/Introduction is provided free in family matters, without charge. The Orientation increases parties’ understanding of mediation and prepares parties for the first meeting.
Competitive hourly rates; please contact our office for current hourly rates for mediation sessions and document preparation. Sliding Scale is available based on need. Please call for rates related to litigation, parenting coordination, facilitation and collaborative law services.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • AAM - Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • AMM - Assoc. of Missouri Mediators