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Michael Garelick

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Description of Practice

MEDIATION ROOMS THROUGHOUT THE TWIN CITIES AND STATE My diverse experience gives me the skills and understanding to solve the many problems in a lifecycle. As a PARENTING EXPEDITOR, I work with parents to resolve the concerns and conflicts in child custody settlements. As a former GUARDIAN ad LITEM, I worked with parents,grandparents, foster parents, social workers, and attorneys to determine the best interest of the children. AS a PARENTING CONSULTANT, I work with families to resolve a wide range of of issues of conflict in a family situation. AS a EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATOR both SOCIAL and FINANCIAL, I WORK WITH FAMILIES TO DO A FIRST ASSESSMENT OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN THE FIRST STAGE OF DIVORCE. AS A DIVORCE MEDIATOR I do pre divorce and post divorce problems that occur in families. AS a WORKPLACE MEDIATOR I have over 20 years experience working with the MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO DEAL WITH ALL WORKPLACE ISSUES.SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION, AGE, EMPLOYEE AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES,RACE, DISABILITY, FAMILY STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN.

Other Information

As a SUPREME COURT NEUTRAL 114, I adhere to the highest ethical standards.

As a HOSPICE CHAPLAIN, I listen and give comfort in the last phase of the lifecycle.

As a EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATOR, Financial and Social - First assessment of the family's strengths and weaknesses for families in change.

As a CANCER SURVIVOR, I understand the financial and emotional toll that life events have on a family.

As a LICENSED REALTOR with 50 years of experience. I understand foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies that have such a detrimental effect on families.

As a PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER with 9 years experience I understand zoning and local government.

As a COMMUNITY SERVICE, I do Volunteer mediation for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. As a family mediator who does ELDER MEDIATION, I work with families, nursing homes, social service agencies and government to work for the best interest of the person with a problem. ONLINE VIDEO MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION IS AVAILABLE

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Construction
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Counselor
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant

References available upon request.