Professional Details

Georgia Daniels
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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272 S Los Robles Ave #203
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
626.441.1900

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Divorce mediation offers divorcing couples a way forward with dignity, to an agreement that meets their needs for: parenting plans, child and/or spousal support, division of assets and debts, or modification of existing orders. As a mediator, I assist families in negotiating their way respectfully through family issues resulting from major life transitions: pre- and post-marital agreements, divorce, business difficulties, elder care issues, and more.

Professional Background

Although I practiced law for thirteen years, I now focus exclusively on mediation. I have attended hundreds of hours of mediation trainings since 1990. As a California mediator, I have mediated family and divorce issues since 2006. My legal experience includes service in the US Navy JAG Corps and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, as Assistant County Counsel in Jackson County, OR, and as a family lawyer in Jackson County, OR.

Experience

I have been involved with mediation for over twenty-five years. My first mediation training was in 1990, and it changed the way I practiced law to a more collaborative style, until I left the practice of law in 1996 to practice mediation exclusively. I have attended over 500 hours of training with some of the best trainers in the business, and have mediated 250+ cases. Most of the mediations are for divorce, but I have also mediated pre-marital agreements, adult family/elder issues, and claims related to family-owned businesses.

Degrees

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

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
6/1990    Confluence Northwest    Basic - 20 hours
2/1996    Jim Melamed    Basic Divorce Mediation - 40 hours
8/2002    Centinela Youth Services    Victim-Offender Mediation - 32 hours
6/2003    Peter Robinson    Strauss Institute - STAR - 18 hours
6/2006    Jim Melamed/Nina Mierding    Strauss Institute-Advanced Family-18 hours
2006-present    Woody Mosten    Advanced Family Mediation - 200+ hours
10/2007    Woody Mosten    Advanced/Collaborative - 19 hours
8/2008    Transformative Institute    Elder Mediation - 21 hours
5/2009    ARMS    Elder Mediation - 25 hours
5/2003    Ken Cloke    Advanced Mediation -15 hours

Approach

My approach to mediation is respectful and pragmatic. I help clients find common ground from which they can build their 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 the clients meet their mediation goals.

Fees

My hourly rate is $250 per hour. I value transparency about fees and welcome your questions. I explain how I arrive at estimates and what factors can increase or decrease estimated fees. Sliding fees are available for elder/ adult family mediation--please inquire.

Other Information

Typical appointment times are 8:30 a.m, or 3:30, 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, or between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday mornings. I offer a free consultation in which I learn a bit about you, and share information about how we might work together.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (9 mediated)
  • Commercial (2 mediated)
  • Congregational (2 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (250 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (125 mediated)
  • Education
  • Elder (9 mediated)
  • Faith Based (2 mediated)
  • Family (9 mediated)
  • General (2 mediated)
  • Land Use (2 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (7 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (4 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (7 mediated)
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial (6 mediated)
  • Probate (3 mediated)
  • Special Education
  • Victim - Offender (12 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.

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