Michael Garelick


I have been helping people negotiate solutions to some of life's biggest challenges for over 50 years as a professional mediator.  My diverse experience gives me the skills and understanding to help solve the many problems we face in our lifecycle.

As a Parenting Consultant, I work with families to resolve a wide range of issues of conflict in a family situation.  Arbitration is used when the parties cannot resolve an issue by themselves.  I work with social workers, attorneys, therapists, and family counselors to solve problems.

As a Parenting Time Expeditor, I work with parents to resolve the concerns and conflicts of visitation in child custody settlements.

As a Retired Guardian ad Litem, I have many year of experience to deal with the issues of children in a court sitauation.

As a Supreme Court Neutral 114, I adhere to the highest ethical standards.


As a Social Early Neutral Evaluator, who is not an attorney, I bring a fresh and unbiased approach to solving the complex problems of families in change.


As a person who does Elder Mediation, I work with families, nursing homes, social services and government.


As a Volunteer Hospice Chaplain, I listen and give comfort to those in the last phase of the lifecycle.


As a Cancer Survivor, I understand the financial and emotional toll that life events have on a family.


As a Divorce Mediator, I am a non-court option to help families to keep the expensive costs of divorce very low. I do over 20 pro bono divorces per year for low income families in Hennepin and Ramsey County Family Court.


As a Business Mediator, I help employers and employees deal with job issues such as discrimination in the workplace involving race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, age and sexual orientation. I also do Pro Bono mediation for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on all forms of discrimination.

As a Real Estate Mediator and Arbitrator, I use my skills to build a solution between all parties.


As a Realtor with 50 years of experience I understand divorces, foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies that have had such a detrimental effect on families. I have sold over 1,000 homes to best represent buyers and sellers in the sale of their home.


As a 21 year Member of the Hennepin County Board of Property Equalization, I work with the City and County Assessors to determine the property assessment for residential and commercial properties.


As a Former Planning Commissioner in the City of Shorewood and St. Louis Park, I worked for a consensus to solve problems that involve many people.


As a Professional, I belong to the following professional organizations: Academy of Professional Mediators, Minneapolis Board of Realtors, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Care Planning Council, and Minnesota State Bar Mediation Committee.



Available weekdays, weeknights, Saturdays and Sundays.

Please call 952-925-0000      

LifeCycle Mediation, Ridgedale Office Center

13911 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 401D, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Or email mediationmaven@gmail.com for more information.

Web Page: lifecyclemediation.com