Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Adams, Carol L
Firm Name:
Address:
Carol Adams
82-500 Highway 111 Suite 9
Indio CA 92201
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
(760) 342-8450
(760) 342-8650
caroladamsesq@earthlink.net
BAR Number:
147803
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Successfully arbitrated a property case, as counsel, with Richard Ryder, Esq. as arbitrator. Extensive training and experience as temporary judge for approximately 5-7 years. Have prepared and presented hundreds of settlement conferences for clients. As a friend of the court I have mediated and successfully settled 60 or more cases at scheduled mandatory settlement conferences. Full time Family Law practice handling every aspect of Family Law including custody, visitation, support, property, discovery, depositions. Hearing and trial preparation and presentation, restraining orders. Seventeen years of Family Law practice in Riverside County; within the last 5 years approximately 350+ Family Law cases handled, 600+ contested Family Law hearings/trials handled. One hundred percent of practice devoted to Family Law.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

As a friend of the court I frequently help mediate/settle cases when mandatory settlement conferences are scheduled and time constraints prevent the court from spending sufficient time with the parties. As counsel I have mediated and negotiated more than 30 complete divorce settlements.

Educational Background:

Hundreds of hours of MCLE/CLE-averaging 30+ hours per year-teaching and attending including minor's counsel training, AFCC classes, Mark Sullivan mediation/special master classes, State Bar mediation and collaborative law classes, 40+ hours of judge pro tem training in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties during past few years. J.D. (1988) Western State University College of Law, now Thomas Jefferson School of Law B.S. (1969) Loma Linda University (Dental Hygiene)"

ADR Training:

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

Never one exclusively-varies with the case, probably more often transformative, but more facilitative if parties are educated about the process and know what they want. Evaluative at mandatory settlement conferences as a friend of the court. Always educate parties as to their rights if they are pro per.

Briefs & Other:

Mid-County Region (Hemet, Banning); Eastern Region (Indio, Blythe); at the above business address; at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas. Depends upon the issues to be mediated and whether parties are represented or not. Request "Brief" and property declarations if relevant. I review the entire file at least 2 weeks prior to mediation and request additional info if needed.

Fee Information:

$375 per hour Reduced rates considered.

Locations:

Mid-County Region (Hemet, Banning); Eastern Region (Indio, Blythe); at the above business address; at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas.


DISCLAIMER: This information has been provided by the mediator and has not been independently verified by the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. The Court provides this list of mediators as a public service. The Court does not endorse, recommend, or make any warranty pertaining to the qualifications or competency of any provider on this list. Inclusion on the list is based on the representations of the mediator. The Court assumes no responsibility of liability for any act or omission of any mediator on the list.