Ted Andrews
Intrepid Dispute Resolution

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80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., #127
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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Description of Practice

I am not your judge. I am not evaluating you. The past is gone. I don’t believe anyone is capable of discovering the truth in someone else’s marriage. So I won’t render a verdict. But what I will do. I’ll listen to what you want. I’ll learn why you want it. And I’ll work to find the solution that satisfies both of you. Some people say that a good settlement is when both parties are equally dissatisfied. That’s wrong. I don’t believe that for a second. I also don’t believe that mediation is about saving time or money. Although it will. Mediation is about saving the rest of your life.

Professional Background

Prior to becoming a mediator I worked in human resources at large companies for over two decades. I saw how problems spiral due to incomplete communication. And the current system has no real answer to this problem. ? Here is how it happens. ?During a conversation, one person hears maybe half of what the other says and then their internal dialogue fills in the rest. The conversation is over. Both walk away believing they understood and that the other party understands them, except neither does. Their expectations are misaligned. An element of disappointment and frustration has entered their relationship. As time moves forward disaster awaits. ? Things get worse. If a power dynamic is in play then one person generally feels that they have to maintain their position and the other maybe afraid of losing their job. Result, communication deteriorates. Nothing gets fixed. ? This is why I love mediation. ? This is a confidential space to unpack these missed opportunities. People can explain what they meant and more importantly why it is important to them. And from this we can create an opportunity for both parties. I am also a licensed attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst


LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs LA City Attorney Office Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution OC Human Relations Southern California Family Mediation


University of Cincinnati, JD Ohio University, BA


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
12/2019    OC Human Relations    Divorce Mediation, 40 Hours
11/2020    Harvard Law, Program on Negotiation    Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, 40 hours
10/2017    Southern California Family Mediation    Child Custody Mediation, 40 Hours
09/2016    Los Angeles County DCBA    DRPA Mediation, 40 hours
2/2019    Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution    DRPA Mediation, 40 hours
07/2017    Centinela Youth Services    Restorative Justice, 40 Hours
6/2017    Pepperdine, Straus Dispute Resolution    Family Law Mediation, 20 Hours
2/2021    OC Human Relations    Civil Harassment and Online Dispute Resolution, 4 Hours


I charge $150 per hour for online mediation.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • General
  • HOA
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.