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Glen Bickford

One hour free consultation for Divorce, Family, Elder, Church and Civil Mediation by a skilled caring professional in Twin Cities Metro, Southern Minnesota and beyond. Weekend and evening appointments available. Mediation saves thousands of dollars over litigation. Call me: I get results.

I’ve worked in high conflict and high stress jobs for twenty years as divorce and family meditator/expeditor, interim pastor/consultant (12+ churches), and ER/ICU/Hospice chaplain. I am trained in Civil and Family Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, Custody Evaluation, Parenting Time Expediting/Consulting, Elder Mediation and Church Mediation, Consultation and Facilitation.

ADR Experience

I have mediated hospital disputes since 1995, church disputes since 1992, and divorce/family disputes (for MN Courts and privately) since 2006.


I am easy to work with. I provide structure and allow as much control of the mediation process by parties as is helpful. Though it may be stressful, I enjoy the process and clients like my style. My personal style is low-key and supportive. I go the extra mile.


Yale University 1989 M.Div., UW-Madison 1986 B.A.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Staff Developer

Fees and Provisos

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION. I use a sliding scale based on need and income for subsequent sessions. Mediation costs much less than traditional courtroom litigation. Will travel to you.

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts