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Experienced Mediator for Family Matters in Burbank

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Burbank? Are you looking for a cost effective approach to resolving your divorce? Are you wondering if mediation is the right route for you?

Leyla Balakhane is a distinguished and experienced mediator, facilitator, coach, and trainer in the Burbank area who specializes in highly-charged divorce and family mediation. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Arbitration Panel, a Certified Practitioner of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), and an active member of the Southern California Mediation Association.

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Going through a divorce can be emotionally taxing, extremely costly, and legally confusing. Choosing divorce mediation can help alleviate those challenges as mediators support individuals in processing any issues that arise, all while maintaining the autonomy and agency of those involved. If you are looking to file for divorce, mediation will create a space for you to find amicable resolutions with less conflict and legal costs.

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Co-parenting: New Perspectives

Life challenges us at times, and co-parenting after a divorce presents a myriad of difficulties. It is important to remain positive and respectful for the sake of your children, as they are constantly looking to you as they learn how to interact with other people. Successful and Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce

8 Ways to Improve Communication With Your Ex-Spouse

Communication is an integral part of our lives, as we are constantly called to interact with others to complete tasks, gain information, etc. While communicating should be easily performed, unforeseen circumstances may make even the simple act of saying “hello” difficult. Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating [...]

Divorce, retirement funds and QDROs

While it might come as a surprise, your 401(k) is likely to be a part of your divorce settlement. This retirement fund is classified as a joint asset, and as such, it is handled by filing a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). Divorce and Your 401(k): What Is a QDRO?
In mediation, spouses make their own voluntary decisions and personalize their divorce terms to meet both of their needs. The choice to settle the case and avoid court is always up to the spouses and which process will work best for them. Spouses tend to be more satisfied with the mediation process compared to litigation due to several advantages including the fact that spouses can discuss their interests in mediation and therefore have the opportunity to have their interests met.

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