Family Law – Divorce & Custody -Mediation Services

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Christie Practices Transformative & Facilitative Mediation to Help Settle Family Law Cases

Christie practices transformative and facilitative mediation for family law cases.

Christie starts with transformative mediation practices because it’s more likely to lead to               an agreement that will last longer than the end of the divorce or custody case.   The goal of transformative mediation is to help people better understand each other’s thoughts and feelings about the issues in the divorce or custody case.  When people better understand each other, they’re more likely to be able to reach an agreement that’s agreeable to both parties.  When people reach an agreement that they buy into, instead of it being forced upon them by the court, they will be less likely to want to take each other to court every year or so for custody issues.  When people buy into an agreement, they are more likely to stick to it.

Christie moves to facilitative mediation practices after the people seem to understand each other’s points of view on the issues.  The goal is to help people reach agreements on the unresolved issues in the divorce or custody case.

Christie is a family law paralegal, as well, so she has knowledge about divorce and custody laws.  As a result, people can use her as a resource for what the laws are about an issue during mediation.  However, since Christie is a paralegal, not an attorney, and she will be acting as a mediator, she  cannot give the parties legal advice on how they should apply the law to their case issue(s).


Cost of Mediation With ChristieLegal

  • My regular rate is $125 per hour.
  • My discounted rate for my heroes – military folks, law enforcement and corrections officers, firefighters, teachers, psychologists, social workers, and veterans of those careers and moderate-income folks is $100 per hour.
  • I require a minimum of 2 hours of service.  1 hour of service would be for the premeditation interviews of the parties.  1 hour of service would be for the mediation.
  • If you don’t cancel your mediation within 24 hours of the mediation, then you will be changed for the premeditation interviews and 1/4 of the mediation time.
  • All fees for requested mediation services are paid upfront.  I’m a solopreneur with   a low profit margin, so I cannot afford to bill clients.  If during the mediation you folks decide that you’d like to mediate longer and I’m available to do so, then         the cost of additional mediation services must be paid within 30 days.


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Locations That Christie Provides Mediation Services At

Christie provides mediation services to clients at the following locations:

  • 7 Officenters locations throughout Twin Cities, including Bloomington near airport, Bloomington West, Edina, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis North Loop, and Woodbury;;
  • clients home or private office;  and
  • other conference room space that’s provided by a client.



How To Obtain Mediation Services from ChristieLegal

  1. Contact Christie and tell her that you’d like a FREE 30 minutes initial consultation for mediation and what type of case you need mediated.  Here’s how to reach Christie: or text to (651)775-7899.
  2. During the initial consultation, ask questions regarding how Christie would handle your mediation and provide Christie with info. regarding your family law case.
  3. Provide Christie with a signed Agreement to Mediate and down payment.  Then, each party would individually schedule a premediation interview with Christie.


I look forward to helping you better understand each other’s points of view and then reach agreements on some or all of the issues of your divorce or custody case!