Suggested Interview Questions
- Are you a trained, certified and registered mediator?
- Are you experienced in the area(s) that the mediation will address?
- How much do you charge?
- What is your background? (i.e. attorney, mental health, civil mediation, domestic mediation, etc.)
- Will I meet with you or speak with you before the actual mediation session?
- Why do I need mediation and what is the pre-mediation preparation process?
- How long will a pre-mediation preparation/coaching session last?
- Have you been through divorce yourself?
JoAnne Donner, MS, CDFA™, CDC, CDPC; Board Member
Donner Mediation and Coaching, LLC
The Road to Resolution
P. O. Box 76543
Atlanta, GA 30358
Counties Served: All of metro Atlanta
Phone: (770) 842-9400
Fax: (770) 399-0619
Specialty: Experienced with divorce both personally and professionally, I provide both mediation services and mediation coaching. As a mediation coach, I help you prepare for a mediation session so you will feel confident, comfortable, and knowledgeable about the process. I help you identify needs and priorities, develop negotiation strategies, build credibility, and better communicate ” your side of the story.”
Specialty: Ms. Keaton helps couples address the legal issues of separation and divorce, as well as the practical matters that courts do not address. She is a mediator and an instructor of 2 Step Divorces’ seminars and offers one-on-one consulting. As a lawyer, former school teacher and mother of three, she helps families transition in divorce with a future focus and dignity.
Bruce R. Steinfeld
Steinfeld & Steinfeld PC
Counties Served: All North Georgia and Middle Georgia US Bankruptcy Court
31 Lenox Pointe, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Specialty: With over 25 years of legal experience, Bruce practices exclusively in the area of Family Law as an attorney, mediator and Guardian ad Litem. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been named one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia” by Atlanta Magazine.
The Manely Firm, P.C.’s Justice Café
Specialty: The Manely Firm P.C.’s Justice Café offers limited scope legal representation at $75 an hour for individuals needing help to complete discrete legal tasks, when the option of full service legal representation is cost-prohibitive or unnecessary.
Kathleen W. Shack, MS, LMFT
Family Solutions Counseling, LLC
3534 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb
Specialty: A Registered Divorce Mediator & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I facilitate confidential solutions for clients and help parents develop a Parenting Plan. Mediation coaching and divorce coaching also offered. I can teach you how to listen to the perspectives of the other, articulate your own perspectives, and find a way to satisfy both.