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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in Calabasas

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Calabasas? 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 Calabasas 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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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 [...]

6 Reasons To Go To Couples Therapy, Even If Your Partner Won’t

Divorce can be a very stressful event. Marriage and family therapists can help you through the trauma of separation and divorce. Even if undergone alone, therapy can help you deal with any unfinished issues and navigate you towards making peace and helping you move on. 6 Reasons To Go To Couples Therapy, Even If Your [...]

What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Retirement benefits are typically the most valued assets during a divorce. QDROs can be necessary in order to effectuate the division of a  the division of a retirement asset. What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Mediation can occur in person, over the phone, and through video conference. Depending on the circumstances, mediation meetings can happen with the mediator and both spouses together (often called “joint session”). Mediation can also involve the mediator meeting with each spouse privately (often called “private caucus”) to discuss the needs of each party and find a way to help the spouses come closer to common ground.

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