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Mediation is a process whereby a trained, neutral professional meets with parties to facilitate discussion and explore options for settlement.  A mediator does not represent either party and does not provide legal advice.  During the mediation sessions, the parties are encouraged to communicate with each other, share thoughts and ideas about settlement, all in an effort to resolve issues without the need for court intervention.  If agreements are reached during mediation, the mediator will often prepare a written memorandum that will be shared with the parties and counsel, if any.

Martin P. Gagne received formal mediation training in 1990. He strongly recommends that each party have his/her own Wisconsin family law attorney to provide advice during the mediation process, to review any memorandum of agreement and to convert that memorandum of agreement into a formal legal document.   Mr. Gagne also offers services as a mediator to the parties of a Wisconsin family law dispute.

Kate McChrystal studied mediation at Marquette University Law School and received a certificate in family mediation from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  She is a family court appointed mediator in Milwaukee County and is available for work as a private mediator and to perform limited-scope arbitration as a parent coordinator in divorces and post-judgment disputes.  Please see Kate’s biography for more information regarding mediation and parent coordination.

Katherine J. De Lorenzo received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution in 2007 from Marquette University.  Ms. De Lorenzo has provided mediation and arbitration services in many cases.  Ms. De Lorenzo strongly believes that alternative dispute resolution can provide a valuable and successful option to traditional litigation.

In addition to providing mediation and arbitration services, members of Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo and Burghardt, in Milwaukee, WI, regularly represent clients participating in the mediation or arbitration process.