Professional Details

Laura Hall
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Hall Mediation Services

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500 W. 8th Street, Ste 215
Vancouver, WA 98660
Fax: 360-507-8120


Description of Practice

Divorce with Respect! I offer a private low cost alternative to high conflict court battles. I help couples, with and without attorneys, create parenting plans that fit their unique family, and settlement agreements that make the most of their financial resources. I also mediate parenting plan and child support modifications, guardianship and elder issues, and workplace conflict. And provide Marital Mediation for Couples wanting to improve their communication skills and/or mediate marital conflict. I also assist families of all ages and life stages have difficult conversations and create an action plan so the future can look different. Conversations from 13-113 - Teen/Parent, Elder Care, Marital Changes, Probate, General Communication.... And to avoid future conflict, I offer communication training for families, couples and individuals. Break the conflict cycle with new tools!

Professional Background

I have been a mediator for over nine years. Mediation works! Couples I work with reach agreements that fit their unique family's needs and put them on the road to successful co-parenting. Prior to becoming a mediator I was a non-profit administrator that worked with individuals from all over the world and from a variety of economic backgrounds and faiths. Certifications: Community Mediator, Washington State Dispute Resolution Center Family Mediator, Washington State Mediation Association Foreclosure Mediator, State of Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman, State of Washington


I have six years of mediation experience in addition to extensive experience and training. I have over 200 hours of training in cultural competence, conflict resolution and and communication and I continue to train on a monthly basis to grow as a professional and a person. In my current mediation practice I specialize in Parenting Plans, Child Support and Divorce Settlements. I am also a certified Foreclosure Mediator, a Community Mediator, a Long Term Care Ombudsman, a Youth and Family Mediator, and a trainer. I am active in my community as a Board Member of our local dispute resolution center, a Long Term Care Ombudsman and PTA Vice President, I work with our public schools to provide conflict resolution and group problem solving skills to teens.


Degrees: Masters of Public Administration, Portland State BA: Legal Studies, University of CA, Santa Cruz BA: Economics, University of CA, Santa Cruz


I believe that in our hearts we all want to resolve conflict through dialog. We know that the court process pits us against each other and rarely results in a winner. Mediation avoids the polarization and posturing of the legal system and allows couples to make the most of their resources. By working together you can maintain control of the decision making process and craft agreements that serve your family. The marriage may be over, but parenting is forever. The less conflict between the two of you the better co-parents you can be and the less impacted your children will be by your divorce.


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Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer

References available upon request.

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