“To All, 5 years ago I engaged Cindi for mediation services. My situation was on the brink of going to court which is lengthy and very expensive. Fortunately, a friend recommended Cindi, and she saved the day. She was able to recognize my delicate and complicated situation. Cindi was insightful and skilled enough to keep the process moving forward even though there were complicated financial matters and unique custody challenges. Many people would say this was too tough for mediation, let an attorney handle it. On the contrary, Cindi has the knowledge and skill to get the job done quickly and correctly. I highly recommend Cindi to anyone who is in the highly emotional and difficult situation of divorce.”
– Mathew Falvey
“I have worked with Cindi LeBrett on a number of family law cases. I have found her to be fair, efficient and organized. These attributes translated into expedited resolution of disputes and cost savings for everyone involved. I look forward to working with Cindi in the future.”
– Wm. L. Punkoney
White Peterson P.A.
Successful Dispute Resolution
for the following:
- Small Business
- Partnership agreements
- Dissolution of Partnership
- Building Rapport for Professionals
- Policy and Procedures for Business
- Strategic Planning
- Real Estate
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Easement Agreements
- Shared Well Agreements
- Mediation & Arbitration
- Rapport Building for Professionals
- Strategic Planning
- Change for Budgeting, Policy and Procedures
- Board of Directors
Successful Family Dispute Resolution
for the following:
Is the marriage truly over?
During my 25 plus years in mediation three cases have reconciled. In two of those three cases, the people held a ceremony to renew their vows.
- Legal Separation
Do we simply need more time?
Sometimes people are not ready to actually get divorced. They come to mediation to talk and make financial arrangements, thus taking time to see if divorce is the best choice. I can recommend attorneys to complement mediation and then file the necessary legal separation documentation with the court.
How can we streamline the process with mediation?
When divorce is the best decision, clients sign up for a free one-hour consultation to learn about the divorce process and how it can best be handled with their specific circumstances. I recommend attorneys that will give legal advice for low-conflict cases and file documents with the court.
I also provide package pricing so people know the cost of their divorce upfront, as well as how long it will take to complete the process. The package pricing allows clients to review their documentation and assures them that their files will pass through court the first time.
- Represented Parties
Can mediation help attorneys?
Over the years, I have worked with many attorneys who assign topics they want mediated. The client then comes to me so we can work through those tasks outside of court. The clients return to their attorneys, and I make sure all documentation is available to both attorneys.
- Pro Se Litigants
What if we want to avoid litigation in the divorce?
I have a 98% success rate of all Pro Se cases mediated filed with the court. This is for people who have chosen private sector mediation first for their method of getting divorced. I recommend attorneys that will review all documentation and make sure the clients have made good decisions regarding their property, debt, assets, businesses, investments, children, custody and parenting plans.
- Family Conferencing
Do we have other mediation options with relationship concerns?
Many times, conflict between family members or co-parents can be resolved after the divorce is final. We can always gather the family together for a conferencing session. Mediation works to include everyone and debrief concerns, thus solving problems for the family members/co-parents.
How can we care for the children’s best interests after a divorce?
This is the most common task people need help with, but few parents understand that custody arrangements actually include a parenting plan, visitation, and child support calculations. In rare cases, there are special needs or disability requirements to be considered. No matter the circumstances, I write a personalize agreement to protect the interests and needs of the child.
- Child Support Calculations
What is the process for creating these budgets?
As a twenty-five-year banker, I am experienced in reviewing financial documents for the purpose of lending. My knowledge of various types of income described in the Idaho Child Custody Guidelines assists my clients in preparing their Affidavit of Income. I then work with the experts at Family Court Services to prepare the actual calculations that are required by the court.
How can we navigate sensitive case work?
I assist litigants in the organization of locating and gathering documents that will become evidence in paternity cases. Most unmarried parents may be required to file their Acknowledgement of Paternity and work with the Department of Health and Welfare to file a paternity action. In complex cases where legal advice and genetic testing is required, I recommend attorneys who assist with the paternity case work.
Do we have a legal process for bringing family back together?
Sometimes families have experienced events that have separated one parent from their biological child. In this instance, the parent with sole custody may choose to use mediation as the communication process to re-introduce the absent parent back into the child’s life. This requires incremental succession planning and stipulating safeguards based on the particular developmental age of the child.
The parents create an agreeable succession plan protecting the safety and needs of the child over time. The introduction of the absent parent can be best implemented with a 3-step succession plan. After the successful test and implementation of the agreement is complete, the reunified parent may choose to file for modification of shared physical and legal custody.