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3282 S.E. Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214
Fax: (503) 232-8494
Description of Practice
Family Mediation and Facilitation. Assistance in all areas of family conflict, including divorce, post-divorce, separation, unmarried and same sex couples, open adoption, and adult siblings. Divorce and separation issues include parenting plan (schedule and decision-making), child finances, spousal support, and asset and debt division.
BS in Sociology, University of Massachusetts, 1982. JD Law, University of Washington, 1986 (inactive member of Washington Bar). Forty-hour Family Mediation Training, Bellevue, Washington, 1987
Private Family Mediation practice since 1990. Approx. 500 cases mediated in private practice. One-year internship, Clackamas County Family Court Services, 1989-90. Child Welfare Mediator, Department of Human Services 1993-2006. Volunteer mediator, Resolutions Northwest (formerly Portland Neighborhood Mediation Center) since 1988. Appointed to Statewide Family Law Advisory Committee (FLAC), served since 1998. Chair, Parenting Plan Workgroup of FLAC since 2002. Practitioner member, Family Section of Association of Conflict Resolution. Lifetime Member, former board member and former President, Oregon Mediation Association. Associate Member, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section and Multnomah Bar Association. Member, Multnomah and Clackamas County Family Law Groups.
|1986||Pacific Family Mediation Institute||Family Mediation, 40 hours|
|1989-90||Clackamas County Family Court Services||Family Mediation Internship, 12 months|
|1993||Cooperative Adoption Mediation Project||Open Adoption Mediation, 24 hours|
|1991||Multnomah County Small Claims Court||Mediation Trainer Training, 46 hours|
Facilitative style. Joint sessions using individual caucuses, structured discussions and communication education. Written mediated agreement, collaboration with attorneys provided as requested.
$200 per hour, first introductory hour free. Visa and Master Card, check or cash accepted. No retainer required. Sliding scale available as appropriate.
Web Site at www.Schermediate.com
Areas of Practice
- Adoption (40 mediated)
- Adult Family (35 mediated)
- Community (50 mediated)
- Divorce (all issues) (600 mediated)
- Divorce (parenting) (225 mediated)
- Family (100 mediated)
- LGBTQ (90 mediated)
- Marital Mediation (25 mediated)
- Parent-Teen (15 mediated)
- Pet Mediation (5 mediated)
- Prenuptial (2 mediated)
- Probate (2 mediated)
- Communication Skills Trainer
- Mediation Trainer
Marlene Findling Attorney Nicole Deering Attorney Lauren MacNeill Director, Clackamas County Mediation Vana O'Brien Marriage and Family Therapist