Mediation is a way for you and your spouse/partner to resolve your family law issues outside of court, in a way that is fair and reasonable to you both. Do you really want to fight about your issues and private concerns in a courtroom full of strangers? Wouldn't you rather sit down with a cup of coffee and discuss your concerns in a private setting? Wouldn't you rather decide your own future from a position of respect and knowledge, rather than fear and anxiety? Why go in front of a judge, when you can be in control of your situation? Is it really the best thing, to hand over decisions about your children to court staff who can only see you and your spouse for a brief meeting? A meeting when you may not be at your best, or when you feel you are not heard? Why expose your children to conflict and strangers assessing them, when you and your partner can discuss and agree on what you believe is important for your children? I am a family law attorney and I can help you resolve all the issues that arise in your divorce, separation or parentage action. Support? We'll discuss and arrive at a fair number. Lots of retirement accounts? No problem, we'll put everything on a spreadsheet, and check in with a joint CPA if necessary to ensure you are informed and there are no surprises, no "gotcha" on the courthouse steps.
It doesn't matter whether you live in Alameda County, Contra Costa County or Santa Cruz County, I can help you mediate your family law issues. I prepare all the necessary documents and file all the required pleadings to complete your process. You have enough to do in your busy life, let me help you and your partner/spouse complete this task so that you can focus on the things that are important to you.