Randall Poff, JD ~ Family Mediator

Know your divorce options: Stay out of court!

Randall Poff, JD ~ Family Mediator

Know your divorce options: Stay out of court!

Consider Your Alternatives : Exercise Your Judgment

Nobody looks forward to divorce: Its hard! When you decide its over, you do have options to the old refrain, “See you in court!”

Contact me to learn how to “invite” your partner to mediation.


Mediation can be a sensible choice for many couples

The vast majority of my clients “get it done” without a contested court case (especially in these COVID-19 trying times).

I am convinced the better way is Mediation with a neutral using a commonsense approach! 



With the courts still in a shambles after the COVID health crisis, it will take Time and Money for a contested trial or hearing ~ Mediation might be your best option.

I am now retired as a lawyer and no longer practicing law. Since entering the bar in 1978, I handled all types of family matters, including divorce, support, custody, property division, modification, adoption and pre-marital agreements.


“At this point, my work is strictly as a neutral family mediator. I accept select family matters for mediation, but do not give legal advice.”


Mediation is a way of resolving a dispute with the help of an impartial person (the mediator). The neutral mediator helps both of you discuss personal concerns and, if possible, reach a voluntary agreement.

Family Law Litigation

Even if you both have “litigation lawyers,” possibly headed to a contested hearing, mediation (with or without your lawyers present) can still be an option. Ask your lawyer to contact me.


I was a practicing lawyer from 1978 to 2023. I saw over and over that the one constant is that each family is different and deserves a custom solution!

I had a solo law practice for over forty years, but I am now retired as a lawyer and only work with folks who agree to try mediating their family issues.

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Randall Poff, JD

Family Mediator

"I have spent over four decades working with divorcing families and studying the best ways to help them make better decisions."


I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, graduating from Portland State University and Lewis and Clark – Northwestern School of Law. Rain doesn’t bother me (too much) and I still think the only “pro” sports team in town is the Trail Blazers! [congrats, Thorns: NWSL champions, 2022, 2017 and 2013].

A respectful divorce is possible...

Thank you, Randy. Divorce was never what I wanted, but I feel like we came out of it whole. I was just telling [my former spouse and our daughter] (we have family dinner together almost every week) that I didn't feel like we were a broken family. I know that many challenges lay ahead, and things will change and evolve as we all find our paths forward, but I appreciate the respect we maintained for each other throughout the process. If I know anyone who is facing the prospect of divorce, I will definitely share our experience with mediated divorce, and recommend you specifically.

Thanks again,

M.L., Mediation Client

How Divorce Mediation Works

Mediation is a way of resolving intimate, personal differences with an impartial person (the Mediator), helping you both calmly discuss questions and concerns and ideally reach a voluntary agreement. The mediator helps you identify needs and interests, clarify your differences with the other person and find common ground.

When you have an agreement and are ready to make the dissolution of marriage "official," you will probably need a lawyer to help prepare papers for filing in court (I can provide referrals for "mediation-friendly" lawyers). Just be aware, am engaged in the private practice of law and do not hold myself out as an attorney.

A trusted referral...

Upon calling and meeting you, I felt that you would do what was needed in my divorce. I would like to thank you for your services. Never needing a lawyer before I was not sure who to go to. A very good friend had recommended you (they had used you before and were very happy). I'm sure glad it is all over and truly believe that without your help it would not have gone as well as it did. God bless you and your family....

T. K., Family Law Client


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