Georgia Daniels, J.D.
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SOFT LANDINGS DIVORCE Online Mediation
725 Plymouth Rd
Description of Practice
Mediation in person and mediation online use different paths to reach the same goals: restoring peace in the family through confidential, collaborative agreements. Divorce mediation offers divorcing couples 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.
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. Online mediation has more flexible hours. In-person mediation should be available again soon.
I focus exclusively on mediation, online or in person. I have attended hundreds of hours of mediation trainings since 1990. As a California mediator, I have mediated family and divorce issues since 2006. Before that, I practiced law for thirteen years. 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.
My first mediation training in 1990 changed the way I practiced law to a more collaborative style. I left the practice of law entirely in 1996 to focus on mediation. I have attended over 600 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. I offer both online and in-person mediation.
- 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
||Basic - 20 hours
||Basic Divorce Mediation - 40 hours
||Centinela Youth Services
||Victim-Offender Mediation - 32 hours
||Strauss Institute - STAR - 18 hours
||Jim Melamed/Nina Mierding
||Strauss Institute-Advanced Family-18 hours
||Advanced Family Mediation - 200+ hours
||Advanced/Collaborative - 19 hours
||Elder Mediation - 21 hours
||Elder Mediation - 25 hours
||Ken Cloke, and on-going
||Advanced Mediation -15 hours, ongoing 2018-
||Santa Clara University/Mediate.com
||Online Family Mediation
||Online Adult/Family Mediation
My approach to mediation is respectful and pragmatic. I work online or in-person, helping clients to 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.
My hourly fee for online mediation is $220/hr. The usual range for a comprehensive divorce mediation with a marital settlement agreement is $2,860 to $3,630 (without minor children) or $3,300 to $3,960 with minor children. Please inquire.
A limited scope package fee for divorce mediation is $1,760 without minor children or $2,200 with minor children. Limited scope packages provide some certainty as to cost and help with your marital settlement agreement, but they assume that you are basically in agreement on most issues. Please inquire.
Premarital conversations can be hourly, or a set fee for an agreed amount of time. Please inquire.
Online appointments are available most days, most evenings until 9:00 (after the kids are in bed - no commute needed!) and most Saturdays. In-person mediations will be available again when the pandemic slinks away.
To get started, we'll schedule free individual telephone consultations for both/all parties and then a free joint session to practice using ZOOM and to review the Agreement to Mediate.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Faith Based
- Land Use
- Marital Mediation
- Online Family/Divorce
- Online Mediation
- Pet Mediation
- Special Education
- Victim - Offender
- Systems Designer
- Mediation Consultant
- Mediation Trainer
- Conflict Coach
- Online Mediator
References available upon request.
This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.