Cascades Mediation/Central Oregon Divorce Mediation
Online mediation continues to be available during Covid restrictions. No need to meet in-person: we will simply send you a link to join our teleconference meeting.
Affordable . Confidential . Effective
Cascades Mediation/Central Oregon Divorce Mediation serves Bend and all of Central Oregon.
Our mediators have decades of experience, and we specialize in all aspects of divorce (custody, parenting time, asset/debt division, support, etc.) and issues involving seniors (placement, care, financial arrangements, etc.). Our male/female team provides a more balanced approach to mediation sessions. And the extra set of eyes and ears engaged in the process helps move our clients to more speedy and agreeable resolutions.
Many non-complex disputes are resolved within two hours, avoiding the months of stress and financial drain associated with going to court.
Mediation is affordable.
Cascades Mediation charges $250 for the initial two-hour session with a sliding scale available for those who cannot afford the full fee. Compare this to most attorneys, who charge retainer fees of thousands of dollars just to get started and charge upwards of $200 per hour.
Mediation allows you to retain control.
No decision is imposed on you, and both parties must agree before there can be an enforceable agreement. Compare this to court, where there is one winner and one loser and a judge is likely to impose a single, inflexible solution. Mediation allows the parties involved to address the issues that are important to them, and tailor solutions to fit their specific situation.
Mediation is confidential.
You can discuss private issues freely. There is no public record, and no one but the parties need ever to be aware that a conflict exists.
Mediation preserves relationships.
Mediated agreements resolve more than just the bare legal issues. The process tends to also resolve the emotional and psychological issues that are often significant and underlying elements of a dispute. Mediation helps repair relationships and improve communication between the parties—an invaluable benefit to parties who will have a continuing relationship.
Mediation is convenient.
Our mediators offer great scheduling flexibility and can usually see you within a couple of days, and at a time and place of your choosing. Cascades Mediation offers teleconferencing or provides an attractive, state-of-the-art venue centrally located in Bend’s Old Mill District.