Entries by Forrest Collins


Why Mediation?

. . .why not just “ask the judge?” Mediation is a confidential process for resolving disputes. A neutral professional mediator assists the parties to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their issues. The mediator does not take sides or make decisions, but assists people in sharing information, identifying goals and discussing options. Mediation offers a very cost-effective and […]

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Welcome Portland Monthly readers

Welcome Portland Monthly readers! If you saw our little “bluish” ad on page 85 of the November “Best Restaurants” issue, you’re entitled to a free telephone consultation (be sure to leave a message if you miss us). Please call 503-567-2848 ~~~ Forrest Collins Collaborative Attorney & Mediator Forrest Collins, PC Ste. 150 5200 Meadows Rd Lake […]

This American Life

Let no court put asunder…. Originally aired 8.24.2007 339: Break-Up Act Three. Let No Court Put Asunder. Ira talks with divorce mediator Barry Berkman about why it’s bad when the justice system gets involved in a break-up. (8 minutes) Barry is a member of The New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. © 1995-2016 Ira Glass […]

Forrest Collins

Why I do this work? Divorce is hard, even in respectful situations. I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people navigate this challenging process in a way that leaves everyone feeling that the process was fair, that their voice was heard, and that the outcome was constructive. My practice: My practice focuses on respectful, […]