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Stuart Watson
Stuart Watson

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Stuart Watson

I specialize in Family Mediation and online divorce in Oregon, or in person meetings for the Portland, Oregon region. I guide you through all aspects of divorce/separation (financial, custody and parenting plans, property, retirement, etc.). My goal is to provide the most cost effective, structured and compassionate option for families facing divorce.

I also have expertise in relationship repair and reconciliation, couple’s communication, and short term couple’s counseling. I am the author of the Relationship Repair Game, a conflict transformation card deck.

I have 20 years of experience, mediating over 1,000 Couples, Family and Divorce cases, and 500 community and workplace cases. Give me a call with any questions and to learn how I might assist you.

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ADR Experience

I have over 20 years’ experience helping families through the divorce transition. I believe that a competent professional who mediates Divorce and Family issues in Portland, Oregon needs to have knowledge and experience with Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Oregon Family Law, Couples and Marriage Counseling, Child Psychology, Financial Analysis, Tax Implications and Grief Counseling. I have made it my goal to be proficient in each of these areas.



It is profoundly difficult for people to make substantial life decisions amidst the grief, resentment and overwhelm common with divorce. Our goal is to minimize the trauma and stress of this transition by delivering the highest quality service, and helping you envision and work towards positive futures for all members of your family. I combine the benefits of divorce mediation with the option to strategically obtain advice from divorce lawyers.

Why Us?

What makes us unique from other Oregon divorce mediators and professionals?

  • Comprehensive understanding of legal, financial, tax and parenting impacts of divorce
  • Efficient process structure = reduced meeting time and client costs
  • 20 years’ experience with conflict management and problem-solving tools
  • Care for your psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being
  • Experience you can trust: 95% satisfaction rates with client surveys.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombuds



Fees and Provisos

See my current rates at: How much does a divorce cost in Oregon?

Liability Insurance

  • Yes


  • Oregon Mediation Association "Spirit of Mediation" Award in 2019

Professional Associations

  • OMA - Oregon Mediation Assoc.
  • WMA - Washington Mediation Assoc.
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

Publications & Presentations