MEDIATION

Ms. Trotter has been providing Mediation services since 1995. Through the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, she completed the 40 hour Mediation training course pursuant to "Family and Divorce Mediation" 12 O.S. § 1825. Ms. Trotter then completed 12 additional hours to specialize in "Domestic Abuse and Child Custody Mediation" pursuant to 43 O.S. § 107.3. Ms. Trotter is currently listed on the Families in Transition approved list of Mediators in Tulsa County. See it here

I am an avid proponent of Mediation because it is a process by which people going through divorce and separation can keep the power of decision-making in their own hands. I've heard a lot of judges say, 'We are not the best people to make decisions about your children. We don't know your children like you do. If we have to, we will make the best decisions we can, but those decisions should be made by parents who know their children best.' I completely agree. I encourage people to go to Mediation in order to keep control over their own decisions.

~Trey Trotter, LMFT

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a cooperative and confidential process where Ms. Trotter sits down with you and your co-parent and she helps you resolve unresolved issues, including but not limited to establishing custody and visitation arrangements as well as making modifications to your current orders.


Why does Mediation work?

When we argue, we tend to get stuck defending our positions. As an experienced mediator, Ms. Trotter takes an "interest-based" approach in helping co-parents resolve their issues. "Interest–based" negotiation is focused on flushing out and resolving the issues that fuel your positions. While mediating she frequently hears, "Trey if we could talk like this we could have resolved our issues ourselves!" Sometimes it just takes a trained neutral party to help you stay focused on the issues, and to help you learn effective communication and conflict resolution skills.


Can we mediate if we have a Protective Order?

Yes! Ms. Trotter has specialized Mediation Training in Domestic Abuse and Child Custody pursuant to 43 O.S. § 107.3 and she staggers the arrival and departure times so that you may have safe passage in and out of my office. You and your co-parent are put in separate rooms and Ms. Trotter alternates meeting or "caucusing" with each of you separately.


How many times do we meet?

You can meet with Ms. Trotter as many times as necessary to resolve the issues. She has met with clients anywhere from one to six times in the past, and on average meets with clients one to two times.


What happens after Mediation is finished?

Upon completion of the final Mediation session, Ms. Trotter will prepare a Memorandum of Understanding and submit it to you, your co-parent and the attorneys. The attorneys will draft your agreements into order form to present to the court for approval by the Judge. Your case will be finished and you don't have to go to court. You are also welcome to come back in the future if disagreements arise in which you need assistance resolving.


Ms. Trotter has been providing Mediation services since 1995. Through the Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, she completed the 40 hour Mediation training course pursuant to "Family and Divorce Mediation" 12 O.S. § 1825. Ms. Trotter then completed 12 additional hours to specialize in "Domestic Abuse and Child Custody Mediation" pursuant to 43 O.S. § 107.3. Ms. Trotter is currently listed on the Families in Transition approved list of Mediators in Tulsa County. See it here.

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