Mediating during COVID-19

To create greater safety for my clients, all my mediations are being held and will continue to be held online via video conference until this pandemic is under control and clients feel at ease mediating in person. For those for whom online mediation is the best option, I will offer the choice of mediation via video conference ongoing. I wish wellness and comfort for you and your loved ones during this particularly challenging time.

Email from an attorney following a recent mediation: “Dear Melanie:  Many thanks for all your patience, instruction, and creativity! I am now a convert to Zoom mediation! It is VERY COOL!”

Why Select Melanie Grimes as Your Mediator?

“My passion is to help people create positive change in their lives. Using my services as mediator, individuals deeply entrenched in conflict often come to complete agreement on all issues and leave the process with a sense of relief and even renewal.

“I love what I do as a mediator, and it shows in my approach to mediation.  My focus is helping people see their way through a difficult dispute so they can move forward, empowered by making their own decisions. My mediation style combines keen listening, idea generating, problem solving, savvy negotiation, creativity and compassion.

“By continuing my commitment to offer superior mediation services at a reasonable rate, I make mediation more accessible to those who may greatly benefit from this process. Whether a dispute is in litigation or the goal is to resolve a dispute without litigation, my mediation services offer an efficient and cost-effective tool compared to the complex and naturally adversarial court system.”

“The success of what many have called my ‘unique’ and ‘refreshing’ mediation style is reflected in the client comments and attorney comments featured on this website.”

—Melanie E. Grimes

Melanie Grimes Featured on NBC Channel 5!

You may know me as a mediator of family and civil law matters. And, there is a unique type of mediation that I also love to do–“interfamily” mediation. Wonderfully, NBC Channel 5 reached out to me and created a feature news story about it. To access the one-minute version on Facebook, click here. To access the full three-minute feature story on NBC 5’s website, click here.