As a professional mediator on the Court Roster for the State of Utah, Kris has seen many cases where family relationships have deteriorated over time for lack of dispute resolution skills. Other professionals who have added mediation to their toolbox have enhanced their efforts by providing their clients with yet another approach to helping them move forward with their lives in a positive way.
Family counselors (MFTs & PhDs) use mediators to put conflict resolution agreements in place so the counselors can focus on the emotional healing of their clients.
Attorneys who have not had advanced domestic mediation training can use Domestic/Divorce Mediators on the Court Roster of Approved Mediators to put an agreement together for clients in a way that is less adversarial. Trained Domestic Mediators have advanced training that helps parties create a healthy climate of cooperation – especially necessary in order to co-parent after a divorce – and be more reasonable in other difficult legal negotiations.
Elder Health Care Professionals can use specially trained Elder Mediators to mediate agreements between adult siblings and/or their aging parents when conflict arises about transitions that need to be made, and help family members aid their parents in aging with dignity.