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  • Divorce Mediation Myths

    || 7-Feb-2017

    There are many myths and lies that surround divorce mediation. Many people that don’t have a full understanding of the mediation process might think it is or isn’t for them. Our Irvine divorce mediation lawyers shed some light on what you should know about mediation and what is Fact or Fiction. Common Mediation Myths and Their Truths Myth: Mediation is more effort than just hiring a ...
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  • SCCP Spring Summit and Expo 2016

    || 28-Apr-2016

    On Saturday, May 7, 2016, South Coast Collaborative Professionals Presents the Spring Summit and Expo: “Healers of Conflict Making a Difference” in the Westin South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa) from 8 AM until 3 PM. The address to the venue is 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The event is designed for professionals, their clients and the public to demonstrate the importance of family ...
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  • Reasons To Consider Mediation

    || 26-Feb-2016

    When divorce negotiations about property division, child custody, child support, and other related issues have come at an impasse, mediation is a process which attempts to help disagreeing parities seek a compromise and or come to an agreement prior to the finalization of divorce. Statisically, 93-96% of all family law cases settle before trial, so it’s only a matter of time when it will all ...
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  • How Much Does a Mediated Divorce Cost?

    || 21-Jan-2016

    One thing that is universally acknowledged about divorce is that it can become expensive. Between attorney fees and long hours of paperwork or court time, it’s easy to see how the numbers would start to add up—and fast! Cutting costs during a divorce process can be tricky, considering that you want to ensure your interests will remain protected. Fortunately, there are other ways of ...
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  • What to Avoid During Mediation

    || 10-Jun-2015

    Mediation is often the pinnacle of the divorce process. It can largely determine how your life will look after the divorce, which can make mediation a drawn out and often times heated process. Here are some helpful tips of things not to do during your mediation. Mediating too soon – Couples will often opt for an early mediation because it can greatly reduce cost and time. However, in order ...
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  • Litigation vs. Mediation: What Boundary Disputes Can Teach Us

    || 2-Mar-2015

    Mediation can be an extremely beneficial tool in legal disputes. In few cases is this more evident than in boundary disputes. In assessing the recent case of Bradley v Heslin, the ruling judge provide meaningful insight on the necessity of mediation in this types of matters. The case judge blatantly admitted that mediation is often much better in these cases where even the “winner” is ...
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  • This, the third in our series of six articles, is my analysis of how most couples allow marital bliss to go adrift to the point where they believe divorce is the only option. We define what makes a good relationship and how it can change over time in ways so subtle that couples miss the warnings, until the “Danger Ahead: Road Ends” sign appears. We will discuss our take on good ...
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  • In Part 1 of this article, I spent a lot of time explaining how my past as an elementary school teacher and Sylvan Learning Center owner helped me understand the Power of Positive Thinking in getting through tough times, using children as the example. In a divorce, the children go through one of their toughest times. We also mentioned the role of the parents in the success of helping their ...
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  • For More Couples, Divorce Can Be On Friendly Terms

    || 14-Sep-2011

    This article was published last year, but I came across it again and felt like it was worth sharing with you. Choosing mediation or collaborative divorce saves couples time and money, and the benefits to the children in the family are so great, that it is usually the top reason why couples choose mediation or collaborative divorce. Click here to read more about mediation, and two couple’s ...
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  • The divorce process can be challenging even for couples that are splitting amicably. Usually, there is some level of anger in both parties. Anger is a normal emotion during the process, and probably one of the most common feelings expressed during this difficult time. I wanted to share this article with you because it talks about how anger can be used positively during the mediation process, and ...
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