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    El Monte Family & Divorce Mediator

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Are you searching for a divorce mediator near El Monte? 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 El Monte 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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Ten Reasons Why Couples Divorce

While divorce rates in the United States are on the decline, the prevalence of divorce is still very apparent in modern America. Couples separate for a multitude of reasons, but most marriages end because of a fairly common problem. Whether it be a lack of communication or extreme differences in values, both experts and couples [...]

Tips for Meaningful Dating

Dating after ending a marriage is daunting, and many people find themselves at a loss when trying to connect romantically with other people. It is important to look at the world with new eyes and a fresh perspective because every person and experience will not necessarily end in heartbreak. The following article lists mantras to [...]

How to Tell Your Spouse you are Leaving

How to Tell Your Spouse you are Leaving. “The more he is surprised or shocked by your revelation, the longer it will take him to accept the divorce. And the less he accepts the more he will try to talk you out of your decision.” Sam Margulies.
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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