Peace in the Midst of Conflict
Divorce & Mediation Services in Metro Atlanta, GA
Going through divorce?
Thinking about divorce?
Preparing for the worst?
You need a mediator!
Divorce can be ugly, but it doesn't have to be. Why not employ a professional who has experience in helping others work through some of the most difficult times in their lives?
What is mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a process which involves a third neutral person who is trained to facilitate the discussion of two opposing parties through the nasty turbulent waters of conflict, such as the division of assets and liabilities and the development of a parenting plan in the case of divorce mediations.
The process involves:
- guidelines for participation,
- a commitment of all parties involved to confidentiality,
- negotiation, and
- a binding agreement, also known as a Memorandum of Understanding, signed by all participating parties.
The costs are:
- Hourly rate, typically split 50/50 or to the agreement of the parties,
- Plus the drafting fee of the Memorandum of the Understanding
- can be collected in cash, check, or credit card
- One hour's fee is due at the time of scheduling as a deposit and will be applied to the balance of the mediation,
- the balance is due at the conclusion of the mediation session for time spent and prior to receipt of any documents.
What types of cases is mediation used for?
- Divorce Mediation (aka - Domestic Mediation)
- Modification of existing court orders
- Civil Disputes
- Business Disputes
- Juvenile Issues & Cases
- Criminal Cases
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Do I need an attorney?
- No, however, it is always recommended to consult a legal professional when participating in the legal system.
- An attorney/legal professional has the necessary training and experience to navigate and advise you through the legal processes of the legal system.
- What is the difference between a mediator and a lawyer?
- An attorney is licensed to practice law in various ways not limited to legally advising and representing persons, organizations and entities in the court systems of our country.
- A mediator is a trained third party neutral who facilitates the discussion and negotiation process of resolving conflicts/disputes between opposing parties.
- Mediators do NOT give legal advice, nor act as a legal representative on behalf of any one party.
- Can an attorney be a mediator?
- Yes, but they cannot act as a mediator in the same case for which they are acting as legal representation for one of the parties involved.
- They also may not provide legal advice for either party, while acting in the capacity of mediator.
What do I need to know?
- Where do I begin?
- Filing a petition/complaint with the court. Depending on issues and jurisdiction you can typically file in Superior Court.
- Be advised that you should consult with a legal professional, a lawyer, about your rights.
- Most courts require a financial affidavit to be completed along with other court documents to be filed; check your county court website for specific forms required by using the links at the bottom of this page.
- What about child support?
- Georgia Child Support Commission -
Jacqueline Oduselu, MS, NCC, LPC, CPCS
Peacemaker Solutions, LLC
The perfect Mediator for you, who understands and can help you move on past the hurt and pain!
With over 21 years of experience in the courts of Georgia as a registered neutral, Jacqueline can help you successfully reach a win/win solution to your conflict situation as she has done with so many others in the Metro Atlanta Area! Divorce can be ugly, painful, and extremely costly when handled through trials, however, it does not have to be so. Use a registered mediator, such as myself, who is trained to facilitate couples through the process of mediation to reach agreement on the issues pertinent to dissolving your marriage or domestic situation.
Email me at [email protected] or [email protected] for more information or call me at (404) 644-5523.
A Message from Jacqueline Oduselu, MS, NCC, LPC, CPCS
Peacemaker Solutions, LLC
Mediation Contact Form
Peacemaker Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 2656
Acworth, GA 30102
M and T: 9-6 pm
W, Th, F: 9-2 pm
Sat: By appointment only
Fax: (770) 212-2210
If you live in one of the following counties, click on the following links for helpful information and resources about the process of getting a divorce through your local court system.
Clayton County, GA
Cobb County, GA
Superior Court Divorce Information
Dekalb County, GA
Douglas County, GA
Fulton County, GA
Gwinnett County, GA
ADR Processes: http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/court-programs/adr-processes
Superior Court forms: http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/superior/forms-and-documents
6th Judicial Administrative District (Counties: Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Monroe, Spalding, Pike, Upson)
7th Judicial Administrative District(Counties: Bartow, Gordon, Paulding, Polk, Douglas, Haralson, Floyd)
9th Judicial Adminstrative District (Counties served: Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forysth, Gilmer, Hall, Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union, White, Stephens, Rabun, Habersham)