Michael Jonsson
Sacramento Divorce Solutions, Inc.

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1337 Howe Avenue
Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95825
USA
(916) 921-7000

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Michael Jonsson is a Professional Family Mediator, Attorney at Law, and the owner of Sacramento Divorce Solutions, Inc.. Mike has worked in family law for over twenty years, and has been mediating families in conflict since 1997. The firm has two associates that still go to court, but Mike no longer engages in litigation or goes to court; his personal practice is limited to family and divorce mediation. For more information about Mike, or his practice, please visit us at www.SacramentoDivorceSolutions.com.

Professional Background

Mike Jonsson has been a licensed California attorney since 1993, a trained Mediator since 1997, and a trained Collaborative Practitioner since 1999.

Experience

Michael Jonsson's personal practice is limited to the mediation of family and divorce cases. He has significant experience, and mediated hundreds of families in conflict through the years.

Degrees

B.A., 1986, University of California, Davis; J.D., 1993, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1997    Coast to Coast Mediation Center    Basic Divorce Mediation; 40 hours
2003    Northern Calif. Mediation Center    Interviewing Children in Mediation & Special Master Cases; 3.5 hours
2003    Lawyer's Mutual Insurance Co.    Mediation: Basics and Ethics; 3 hours
2009    Sacramento County Bar Association    Custody Evaluator & Mediator Training; 7 hours
2010    Mediate.com    Mediating Divorce Agreement; 40 hours
2010    Sacramento County Bar Association    Special Master Training (I was a trainer); 6.5 hours
2012    Academy of Professional Family Mediators    3-day Founding Conference; estimated 18 hours
2013    Academy of Professional Family Mediators    Power Imbalance in Family Mediation; 11.5 hours
2013    Academy of Professional Family Mediators    3-day Annual Conference; 17 hours
2014    Riverdale Mediation    Screening for family violence, abuse & power imbalances; 16.25 hours
2014    Gary Friedman & Catherine Conner    Advanced training - Interests; 7 hours
2014    Academy of Professional Family Mediators    3-day Annual Conference; 15 hours
2014    I was trainer    Practice Papers: Using good paperwork to maintain ethical and practice boundaries; (San Diego) 1.5 hours
2015    I was trainer    Practice Papers: Using good paperwork to maintain ethical and practice boundaries; (Westlake Village, CA); 3 hours
2016    I was trainer    The Flex Collab Model, and adjustments to it (4/21; Sacramento, CA); 4 hours
2016    I was trainer    The Flex Collab Model, and adjustments to it (7/8; Sacramento, CA); 4 hours
2016    I was trainer    Screening for Power Imbalances & Danger (7/21; Sacramento, CA); 1 hour)
2016    I was trainer    Screening for Power Imbalances & Danger (9/27; ACFLS, Sacramento, CA; 1 hour)
2016    I was trainer    Screening for Power Imbalances & Danger (10/21; SCBA, Sacramento, CA;1 hour)
2017    I was trainer    The Flex Collab Model, and screening basics (1/6/17)
2017    I was trainer    The Flex Collab Model, and screening basics (3/24/17)
2017    I was trainer    The Flex Collab Model, and screening basics (5/19/17)
2017    Academy of Professional Family Mediators    3-day Annual Conference; 16 hours

Approach

Because of his unique training and extensive experience, Michael Jonsson takes a practical and procedural approach towards family mediation. His approach is to assess and recognize each client's strengths and weaknesses, and then adjust his mediation process in light of that assessment to create a fair and healthy negotiating environment. His ultimate goal: a fair and reasonable agreement that both clients can support, and which they can obtain at a reasonable price and in a reasonable amount of time.

Fees

As of 8/1/17, my hourly rate for mediation services is $400, and a $1,500 deposit to be maintained at all times.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.