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Expert Mediation in Glendale

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Glendale? 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 Glendale 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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How Will Tax Reform & the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Your Divorce?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains important changes that will impact both divorce and support cases.

Division of Assets and Debts

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation. While the matter of how much money you have in the bank is quite simple to figure out, it is often a bit more difficult to sort out the entirety of your combined assets and liabilities. In order to make sure your needs are [...]

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, you control the cost. Divorce mediation is not nearly as expensive as a divorce trial or custody suit as a trial alone can cost thousands of dollars per day. Most family and divorce mediators charge by the hour and only charge for the time spent working on the case. Mediation generally costs between five and ten thousand dollars whereas one divorce hearing alone could cost that much. Having a separation agreement already prepared before beginning mediation can lessen the costs of mediation even further. The money saved by choosing mediation over an exhausting divorce trial can be put towards children’s college tuition or even a few relaxing beach vacations to create lifelong memories with your loved ones.

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