Patricia Polski, M.A.
Marriage & Family Mediation Center

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101 E. 5th Street
Suite 1500
St. Paul, MN 55101
USA
651-224-0834
Fax: 651-224-4883

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Description of Practice

With a career in the law and finance professions spanning over 25 years and a Masters Degree in Human Development, Patricia G. Polski (Patty) is a uniquely qualified mediator whose training, education and experience allow her to effectively communicate with all parties involved in her mediation sessions. She has the knowledge and ability to comprehend complex issues involving marital dissolution and child custody disputes.

Patty's passion for helping couples and families through difficult times, her extensive mediation and counseling training (including certification in Spiritual Direction) and her many years as a business person, equip her to deal with both the practical and the emotional aspects of conflict.

Her facilitative approach assists couples in working through their specific issues as constructively as possible, helps them minimize negative tactics, emphasizes productive ways to make decisions and focuses on the big picture (such as the best interests of the children and/or not wasting a couple's entire net worth on a costly court battle).

By utilizing a multi-faceted and facilitative approach that includes identifying the individual's and/or family's true issues and concerns, facilitating productive communication and educating couples and families concerning possible outcomes, Patty has been able to achieve success in the majority of mediations she facilitates.

Professional Background

20+ years in legal field. Collaborate with attorney with 30+ years in Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning. Qualified Neutral/Paralegal Certification in Spiritual Direction Parenting Consulting Training

Experience

Divorce Parenting Plans GLBT

Degrees

M.A. - Human Development - St. Mary's University of Minnesota B.A. - Communication - Metropolitan State University A.A.S. - Business - Inver Hills Community College Spiritual Direction Certification - Woman Well - Minnesota Parenting Consulting Training - Hamline University

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Erickson Mediation Institute    Qualified Neutral
    Hennepin County Bar Association    Collaborative Law
    Hennepin County Bar Association    Shared Parenting
    Woman Well - Spiritual Direction    2 Year Certification
    Hamline University    Parenting Consulting Training
    St. Mary's University of MN    M.A., Human Development
    Hamline University    Parenting Time Expediting Training
    Dispute Resolution Center    Civil Mediation
    Dispute Resolution Center    Parenting Mediation

Approach

Facilitative, client centered, compassionate, collaborative, coaching, guiding environment. Professional offices - located in US Bank Building - St. Paul, MN

Fees

First consultation - no charge $150.00 per hour

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Pet Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Counselor
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.