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    Culver City Family & Divorce Mediator

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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in Culver City

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Culver City? 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 Culver City 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.

Mediation Blog Posts

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

Many close friends and family members will try to give you advice on how to deal with your divorce. One of the most difficult matters to deal with is telling the kids. It may be tempting to put it off for as long as possible, but prolonging the process will not prevent you from getting [...]

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?

How to Make Your Divorce as Expensive as Possible

Divorce is a process that gets expensive quickly. While it’s possible to spend very little on the process, most divorces end up costing more than either party anticipated. The process of getting a divorce takes a long time, especially if couples decide to settle in court. Thus, while you might have good reasons to go through [...]
Online mediation is fast, efficient, and effective and may be more accessible for some couples. The sessions can occur over a multitude of video conferencing services like Zoom or Google Meet and if needed, via conference call. We focus on facilitating a discussion geared toward coming to a mutually acceptable agreement.

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