Simone Haberstock McCartney

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1099 Milwaukee Street
Suite 40
St. Louis, MO 63122
USA
(314)431-0260
Fax: (314)471-2033

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Description of Practice

(Evening and weekend hours by appointment) Simone Haberstock McCartney offers affordable mediation, litigation, parenting coordination, and cooperative and collaborative law services at competitive rates. Mediation can be provided in the office or on-line. We also use financial planning tools and software to develop practical and workable financial outcomes. We believe in providing client-centered processes that help parties find their own creative, constructive and respectful solutions for family, elder/senior care, divorce, and custody matters.

Professional Background

JD, Saint Louis University 1991,cum laude * University of Missouri School of Law (Masters of Law) LL.M.-Dispute Resolution (Fall 2013) * MO CPA -1985 * Former Adjunct Professor-Saint Louis Unversity School of Law * Former President, Collaborative Family Law Association * Member- Association of Missouri Mediators, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Preeminent AV rated (Martindate Hubbell Attorney) Recipient of two Young Lawyer Service Awards and two Presidential Outstanding Service Awards from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Author, "Retirement" Missouri Bar Elder Law Deskbook

Experience

+500 hours mediation experience including cases involving business and trust interests, executive compensation, real estate holdings, trusts and other complex legal, business and financial issues, small claims litigation and rent and possession matters. Also experienced with complicated and high conflict custody and child relocation issues including academically approved research on Parenting Coordination. Have completed training in arbitration and elder law mediation and have served as lead trainer providing training to other professionals in mediation and parenting coordination.

Degrees

JD-Saint Louis University, cum laude LL.M.(Masters in Law)-Dispute Resolution-University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia) CPA-Also passed CPA examination in 1986

Approach

Mediation empowers parties to develop their own solutions with an emphasis on using financial tools and experience to find better and more workable financial solutions. Mediation and parenting coordination processes improve communication and enable parties to develop solutions which more closely meet the needs and interests of the individual and the whole family. Ms. McCartney applies over 26 years experience in family and divorce law and experience in accounting and finance to assist the parties in developing and exploring options and reaching realistic and lasting agreements.

Fees

1/2 Hour Mediation Orientation/Introduction is provided free in family matters, without charge. The Orientation increases parties' understanding of mediation and prepares parties for the first meeting. Competitive hourly rates; please contact our office for current hourly rates for mediation sessions and document preparation. Sliding Scale is available based on need. Please call for rates related to litigation, parenting coordination, facilitation and collaborative law services.

Other Information

We are conveniently located in Central/South St. Louis County at the I-270 and I-44 corridor in Kirkwood, with easy access to St. Louis City and County, and Jefferson, St. Charles, Washington and Franklin Counties. ***After 5 p.m. and weekend mediation sessions are offered. We also offer on-line mediation services for parties who are unavailable for in-person meetings. All meetings are by appointment.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Systems Designer
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Strategic Planning

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.