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Eugene Oregon

Post-Divorce Mediation

Even after your divorce is final, issues may arise months or years down the road, especially if you have minor children.

Although you are divorced, it’s normal to find yourself in conflict with your former spouse. Most post-divorce conflicts are about kids or money. If it is keeping you up at night, it’s time to address it.

Post-divorce matters require a skilled-hand to navigate through your conflict, point-out the dangers, and guide you to a resolution.

Julie Gentili is an award-winning mediator who facilitates a mediation process designed to reach a fair result for both parties. She keeps you focused on the issue, navigates through the emotions, keeps the conversation on-track, and guides you to a solution.

Once you reach a solution, Mediation Northwest then creates the necessary documents to resolve your disagreement.  We will handle your post-divorce matter from beginning to end. We even go to court for you.

In Oregon, if you have minor children, mediation of parenting plan issues is required in most counties.

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Why Choose Mediation Northwest

We Put Kids First!

In our mediations, we always put the child’s best interest first.

Our Promise to You.

Divorce is difficult and painful. It is almost unbearable when children are involved. We will guide you through the fiery pits of parenting time mediation until we reach the light on the other side.

Easy Scheduling.

We book clients within 1-2 weeks. You can choose to schedule with our friendly and helpful staff or you can book online.

Flat Fee

We bill flat rates, so you know exactly what to expect. No guessing.

White Glove Service

Our offices are comfy and clean (unlike court). You will enjoy the smells in our office (unlike court). We offer beverages and copious amounts of chocolate… and we always have tissues on the ready. We treat our clients like gold!

Timely Turn-Around

Your attorney won’t be waiting on us. We will draft a written parenting time plan within one week of settlement.

Parenting Time

In Oregon, “parenting time” means the time each parent may spend with the parties’ child.

Although children are resilient, they appreciate predictable schedules along with frequent and consistent contact with each parent. Consistency and predictability are important factors to children. Parents need to focus on what is best for their child, and not what is best for the parents.

I recommend reviewing our Parenting Plan Guide.  The guide contains the most popular parenting plans and suggestions for holiday time, too. Most clients have found this guide to be extremely helpful in preparing themselves for mediation. I strongly encourage potential clients to review our Parenting Plan Guide prior to mediation. It will educate you and it will guide you through decisions, which saves time and saves money.

Click here to download Parenting Plan Guide
  • Mandatory Family Law Education programs:

If you are a party to either a divorce, legal separation, custody, or parenting time matter, and if you are a parent who has a child 17-years-old or younger, then you are required to take a mandatory family law education program, pursuant to ORS 3.425.

  • Suggestions for a Successful Custody and Parenting Time Mediation:

Parties who have discussed their thoughts with each other prior to the mediation regarding custody and parenting time are generally more successful in reaching resolution. Additionally, parents who have fully processed their thoughts about both the standard parenting time schedule and the vacation/holiday parenting time schedule generally save time and money.

Child Support

The presumed amount of child support in Oregon is determined by a formula created by the Oregon Legislature. The formula is based upon many factors, including, but not limited to, the number of children, any other children of one of the parties, the gross income of each parent, spousal support paid and received, the number of overnights each child spends with each parent, the cost of health insurance, and child care expenses.

A calculator has been established by the Department of Justice, Division of Child Support. Many people find using this calculator to be complicated. The proper computation of child support is a service provided by Mediation Northwest. Child support is available for a child until age 18 or through age 20 if the child is attending school.

In mediation, most couples quickly realize that the calculated child support is not enough for their child to live the life they want their child to live. Therefore, in addition to the calculated child support, many parties also agree to share expenses for their child’s uninsured medical expenses, extra-curricular expenses, clothing, additional school fees, etc.

Our promise to you: total transparency about your options, and guidance toward the best path for your specific situation.

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