Choose a Compassionate & Highly-trained Mediator
Most experienced mediators have earned an advanced degree in law or in a field such as counseling, psychology, or religion. Additional training in mediation, beyond a basic 40-hour class, is essential. Personal traits such as compassion, listening with curiosity, and integrity are invaluable.
Online mediation sessions can occur anywhere you are comfortable, have good wi-fi or phone reception, and privacy. Participants can be thousands of miles apart or in the same room. In-person sessions, when available are held in the Pasadena area or in Claremont, CA. We can mediate on workdays, weeknights, and Saturdays to address immediate issues or long-range solutions. Keep scrolling to read more about Georgia Daniels, J.D., Mediator.
Hi, I’m Georgia Daniels
Ages ago, my parents went to trial in the last year of fault-based divorce in California. I was 15 years old. It was awful. A decade later, I heard about this new thing called “Divorce Mediation”. At the time, I thought, “This is it!” I felt a call then and still feel it now.
The beginning stages of a divorce can be a time of uncertainty. Divorce mediation provides a gentle, family-friendly process for making the necessary decisions at a significantly lower cost than attorney-driven negotiations or litigation. Each family is unique; each mediation is similarly unique. I use a variety of listening techniques and questions to assist my clients as they develop their options and make their choices.
In addition to my law degree, I have completed over 500 hours of advanced training in mediation. I am a “Certified Advanced Practitioner” with the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), and I am certified as an “Online Family Mediator” and “Senior Mediator” with Mediate.com.
How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost?
My hourly fee is $220/hour for online mediation.
The total fee depends on the number of issues that need mediation. In the free consultation, I will learn more about your situation. We will review the decisions you have already reached and the topics that need to be mediated. The fee for a comprehensive online mediation includes a detailed Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). The usual fee range is about $1,980 to $3,630. Cases involving unusually complex financial situations or exceptionally high conflict may require more mediator time, but we can still reach agreements.
In-person mediation is $270/hour, when available. Please inquire.
I offer free 15-minute calls with each spouse. You can call me now or use the button below to schedule a call for a time when you have more privacy to talk. The next step after the phone call is a 30-minute video consultation. It’s free when both spouses participate. You can ask questions about what to expect from the mediation process and about my experience. It’s a time to get acquainted.