We are independent practitioners who are committed to providing alternative dispute services for divorce and small business.  

We specialize in the understanding of the emotional-relational dynamics involved in Family Law cases which allow us to firmly, but gently, guide our clients toward reaching fair, honorable and durable agreements.  

We are members of the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly the Academy of Family Mediators)

Catherine E. Morton, MA, MC

Ms. Morton is a respected family therapist with over twenty years of experience in helping her clients resolve conflicts in a safe, private and confidential environment.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA,  Washington Mediation Association Certified Professional Mediator.

Relevant Education:

Master of Counseling, 1980
       Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Master of Arts, Sociology, 1980
       Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

BA Business & Office Administration, 1974
       San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Domestic Relations Mediation,  1997
       Portland State University, Portland, OR

Divorce Mediation Training, 1998
      The Mediation Center, Eugene, OR


Russell C. Freeland, EdD
Dr. Freeland is an advocate for children's welfare and their rights in divorce.

Dr. Russell Freeland is a Washington Certified Mediator and licensed Psychologist (WA & OR) with over 30 years experience providing services for individuals and couples. He has in-depth knowledge and capability regarding dispute resolution and is able to bring about agreement even in difficult divorce situations. Dr. Freeland gives priority to: creating a safe, stable and informed process for his clients; post-divorce financial survival and recovery of both parties; monitoring the children's welfare and rights during the divorce process when appropriate. He can help parents identify how to minimize the effects of divorce on their children. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Dr. Freeland also is well qualified to work with uncomplicated and complex financial situations alike.

Comprehensive Divorce and Separation Plans
Parenting Plans, Custody and Child Support Issues
Financial Division/Plan
Post-decree Parenting Plan Revisions
Family Conflicts
      Business/Commercial/Workplace Disputes

CDFA, Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts
Ed.D., Ball State University
M.S., Indiana University
A.B., Allegheny College

Washington State Certified Mediator
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), National
Psychologist, State of Washington
Psychologist, State of Oregon
Board Certified, National Board of Addictions Examiners
      Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties

Professional Affiliations:
Association for Conflict Resolution (National)
Washington Mediation Association
American Psychological Association (National)
Washington State Psychological Association
Oregon State Psychological Association