A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their... more
A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their lifetime, much like a death. Most people want to go through this transition privately and without creating more conflict. I want to help families navigate their divorce in a respectful and healthy way. It is possible to minimize, if not eliminate, the impact a divorce has on one's children and Collaborat... view profile
Steven D. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1978 and... more
Steven D. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1978 and from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1982. While in law school, he served as the executive editor of the Idaho Law Review from 1981 to 1982. Before entering private practice, Mr. Robinson served as an aide to Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley. Mr. Robinson’s practice emphasis is civil disputes, with ... view profile
After more than 30 years as a successful trial lawyer, Colleen began Barrett... more
After more than 30 years as a successful trial lawyer, Colleen began Barrett Mediation PLLC in 2013 to help other people settle their cases. Since then, Colleen has had terrific success using her knowledge of the insurance industry and appreciation of the risks of litigation, along with hard work and tenacity to get difficult cases resolved.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.