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John has been in practice in Utah since 1996. In addition to being a mediator and family lawyer, John is also a private guardian ad litem (an attorney who represents children by special appointment of the court in high conflict custody cases.) John’s skills are thus deep and broad. He brings a wealth of experience to mediation for cases of all kinds, big or small, tense or amicable. He also offers mediation services tailored to fit your needs and budget.
2-hour SIMPLE MEDIATION: $300 Flat Fee ($150/party). Best choice if both parties are close to an agreement, with a few details to work out.
4-hour STANDARD MEDIATION: $500 Flat Fee ($250/party). Best choice for most cases.
7-hour COMPLEX MEDIATION: $800 Flat Fee ($400/party). Best choice if there are many issues or high conflict.
John even offers $100 off the cost of drafting your settlement agreement or final orders paperwork, when you successfully settle your case in mediation with him.
Dan has both a JD and MBA degree, and has been in practice more than 20 years. His experience has been that while some parties must have their day in court, most disputes are better resolved through settlements reached with sound legal counsel and effective negotiation. Dan’s effectiveness as a mediator is enhanced by his experience resolving a broad range of legal disputes. With over 15 years experience litigating, not only divorce, but other civil lawsuits, then knows that disputes are more quickly resolved with less expense through mediation. Lawyers can play a vital role in successful mediations, but having a lawyer is not necessary to participate in mediation. By applying proven peacemaking and ADR principles, Dan helps you and your spouse bridge the gap formulate solutions that the judicial process simply cannot achieve.
Lisa A. Jones
Lisa mediates family law and probate cases. She has served as a domestic relations court commissioner in the Third District Court. Before that she litigated divorce and family law cases, served as Chair of the Family Law Section, served on the Access to Justice Task Force, and on the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar. She is a founding member of the Utah Journal of Family Law. She was an adjunct professor of family law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and taught family law at Salt Lake Community College.
Todd Wetsel, J.D., has successfully handled hundreds of separation and divorce cases with a no-nonsense approach to helping people. His professional experience reflects a lifelong commitment to helping people going through the stress of divorce reach practical and lasting solutions.
Todd’s professional expertise extends beyond the legal system. He understands the unique emotional and psychological needs of the many people who are impacted by divorce, including children. In addition, Todd thoroughly understand the complexities and dynamics of blended families. His work also involves helping individuals and couples to effectively deal with the conflict and strife that often plagues such families.
Todd’s philosophy is that an amicable divorce is not only highly desirable, but also very possible. When handled appropriately, divorces can be fair and civilized.