Many of my clients found they needed to establish or modify an Estate Plan after their divorce was completed. I was referring these families to other trust attorneys only to have them call and tell me how disappointed they were in the process and services they received. After hearing their stories, I knew there had to be a better way. I am happy to announce I have found a way to help my clients create their Estate Plans that actually accomplish their goals and keep their loved ones out of conflict and court after they pass. I am a huge proponent of keeping families out of court and I am excited to be able to provide this valuable service to help families accomplish their goal of leaving a legacy for their loved ones and ensuring clients the added protection of keeping their plan is up to date and the confidence of knowing their plan will do what they expect. Contact our office today to learn how you can create your Family Estate Plan now.
A Personal Family Lawyer® is a trusted advisor who helps you make the very best personal, financial, legal, and business decisions for your family throughout your lifetime and is there to guide your loved ones when you can't be.
My Family Law Solutions is here to support you and provide you with the legal advice you need to make an informed decision. You can expect one-on-one client interaction and frequent contact during your legal proceedings. Our ability to communicate well and give you the focused attention you deserve sets us apart in family law cases.
We will zealously advocate for you in an attempt to resolve all matters as efficiently and as close to your goals as possible. We will be with you every step of the way so that you understand the proceedings as your case progresses.
My Family Law Solutions will give you a high level of involvement and be by your side in negotiations, in mediation, and in court. Your family law case may require frequent court appearances in which case you will always have one-on-one time with us to prepare for these proceedings. We will work to provide clear guidance and feedback in your case.
Divorce mediation offers couples a welcome alternative to traditional adversarial court-based divorce, which typically involves unnecessary stress, conflict, delays and expense. The mediation process provides an avenue for both spouses to speak with a neutral attorney at the same time in order to resolve any disputed issues and move toward a final settlement to dissolve a marriage or domestic partnership.
As an attorney mediator, I will carefully explain your options, and encourage a peaceful, practical solution. Even couples that are sharply divided can find enough common ground through mediation to successfully negotiate and settle their divorce out of court, allowing them to move on with their lives.
The cost difference between a mediated divorce and a divorce trial in the California courts is significant. Superior court statistics show trial-based divorces can cost couples as much as ten times more than mediation or other non-adversarial methods. Studies also show that mediated divorces have a more positive impact on families and children involved in the divorce and custody process than litigated divorces.
Many people appreciate the control that mediation gives them over decision-making during the divorce. Matters are decided by the two people involved in the divorce, not by the court, and not by the mediator. You and your spouse make the decisions, the mediator is there to support you in making them. There is also the benefit of creativity and flexibility when it comes to reaching agreements and settlement. Outside of the confines of the court system and the automatic dictates that determine what a retained attorney can and cannot do, divorce mediation offers wide latitude in finding solutions that fit your specific needs, while still meeting all of the necessary legal requirements.
The divorce mediation process also offers greater privacy and confidentiality than a litigated divorce. You never need to appear in court, and your mediation is handled privately via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or in person.
The mediation process typically involves a single mediator attorney working with both spouses. However, depending on your preferences and specific situation, you may choose to have individual legal representation during mediation sessions, as well as a mediator. My Family Law Solutions can also provide a team of experts such as forensic accountants, pension specialists and others who provided these same services in litigated divorces. The difference is that they act as neutral participants who do not represent either party. This team-based mediation approach can result in tens of thousands of dollars in savings, even in extremely complex cases.
You can learn more about Mediation by scheduling a free consultation.
I have been practicing family law exclusively since 2011. I also posses a certificate from Pepperdine's Straus Institute in Alternative Dispute Resolution and offer mediation services. I have participated in over 100 hours of Collaborative Law Practice training and have successfully mediated many cases and represented parties in collaborative matters as well. Wether you need litigation, mediation or collaborative practice, I am able to meet your family law needs with exceptional skills, ability, and experience. Offering families compassion, integrity and respect.