Marla Carey Hoskins has been practicing in the area of family law for 12 years. She also serves as a Commissioner Pro Tem for Spokane County Superior Court. She has represented numerous clients in mediations as well as having acted as a mediator when serving as a Commissioner Pro Tem on the parenting conference docket. Marla received formal training when she attended the Basic 40 Hour Mediation Training offered through Northwest Mediation Center. Earlier this year, she was added to the Family Law Mediator List pursuant to Spokane County Local Rule 94.04(12). She has expanded her practice to include mediation in all areas of family law including divorce and property distribution, parenting plans and child support issues.
Mediation in the area of family law in Spokane County has increased over the last several years. Pursuant to Local Rule 94.04 (12) mediation is required in all cases involving parenting plans and a certificate of participation in mandatory parenting conference/mediation must be filed 30 days before trial. In the past, parties could attend a parenting conference with a Court Commissioner in order to meet this requirement which is now no longer an option. Marla is available to provide mediation services to meet this requirement. Appointments for mediation can be scheduled by contacting our offices.