“Any method of negotiation may be fairly judged by three criteria: It should produce a wise agreement if agreement is possible. It should be efficient. And it should improve or at least not damage the relationship between the parties.

– Getting To Yes

Mediation, whether court-ordered or voluntary, is an effective method for resolving disputes that not only crafts positive solutions for both parties, but limits the costs of litigation. A mediation is a facilitated conversation with a neutral party – the mediator – who helps the parties re-open the lines of communications, discuss their grievances, and work together to craft a solution.
Because the seeds of the dispute lie with the parties, so does the solution. Denise Peterson can guide the parties to make that solution possible, whether it is a civil matter or a family case.

Real Estate

  • Land transactions
  • Residential real estate
  • Mortgages
  • Land use
  • Easements
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord-tenant

Personal Injury


Premises liability

Consumer debt

  • Credit cards
  • Auto loans
  • Auto leasing
  • Mortgages


  • Partnership formation
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Organization


  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Pre-nuptial mediation
  • Pre-divorce mediation
  • Estate planning
  • LGBT
  • Parent-teen

Pre Mediation Packet

Please print out and return 24 hours prior to mediation



Location & Directions

I mediate out of the Bayou City Mediation Center at 800 Commerce St. Houston, TX  77002.

You will find directions below.