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Los Angeles Divorce Mediation

Certified Mediation Services Attorney

Divorce or other family law disputes can be a painful time, fraught with emotional pain and arguments. That doesn’t mean it has to be, however. Our highly trained mediator can help you use powerful alternative dispute resolution tools to address unresolved issues—without a court date. At Marmolejo Law, APC, we can help you reach a compromise, save time, and even save money.

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How Does Mediation Work?

Mediation is a process that involves a neutral third-party to facilitate discussions and find compromises between two parties. A mediator helps these parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement without taking their case before a judge to be settled. This hands-on approach to disputes can help couples who are struggling to come to an amicable agreement about the terms of their divorce or parents who can’t agree about child custody but are eager to find a solution out of court.

What is the Role of the Mediator?

A mediator is a trained professional who can moderate discussions and intervene when necessary. They ensure that each party has a chance to speak without interruption and can ask clarifying questions to get to the source of the dispute. A mediator is neutral and doesn’t work for either party, but rather with both parties. They cannot give advice to either party, but instead gently lead them through the process of freely exchanging information and formulating solutions on their own.

Mediation is meant to be a flexible and confidential way to come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce, child support and custody, property division, spousal support, and any other issues that need to be resolved before your case can be finalized. Mediation is completely voluntary and can last as long as is necessary to resolve your disputes.

Why Should I Choose Mediation?

Litigation can be costly. It can take a significant amount of financial resources to pay for legal representation, court costs, and other expenses associated with resolving your family law case in court. At the end of the court proceedings, what the judge orders will be the final say, whether or not you like the answer. Litigation is often very stressful for everyone involved since there is little control over the outcome of your case. You also are tied to the court’s schedule, which means your case may drag out for weeks or months.

Mediation, on the other hand, gives you far more control over the outcome of your case. Mediation generally costs significantly less than litigation, as you are only paying for the mediator’s services. Because of the flexible nature of mediation, you can also resolve your issues on your schedule, which can help reduce the amount of stress and financial strain felt by families. In addition to these factors, mediation is a hands-on approach to family law disputes, which allows the involved parties to have far more control.

Speak with Our Certified Mediator Today

At Marmolejo Law, APC, we are committed to helping you through the difficult process of your family law case. Our experienced Marina del Rey attorney, Diane Marmolejo, is a certified mediator who was trained by world-renowned mediator, Woody Mosten. She has the experience and compassion to help you find mutually agreeable solutions to your disputes. Learn more about our mediation services today to find out how Diane can help you.

Contact our offices today. Call (310) 736-2063 for a phone consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

Is family law mediation in Los Angeles a confidential process?

Yes, family law mediation in Los Angeles is a confidential process. This means that the discussions and agreements made during mediation are not disclosed to anyone outside of the mediation session. Confidentiality is a key aspect of mediation, as it encourages open and honest communication between parties, which is essential for reaching a fair and amicable resolution to their disputes.

Can mediation in Los Angeles help with property division during a divorce?

Yes, mediation in Los Angeles can be an effective way to handle property division during a divorce. The mediator assists both parties in discussing and negotiating the division of assets and debts in a manner that is fair and satisfactory to both sides. This collaborative approach often results in a more amicable settlement and can prevent the need for a court to intervene and make decisions on the parties' behalf.


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