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    El Segundo Family & Divorce Mediator

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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in El Segundo

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near El Segundo? 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 El Segundo 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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The Impact of Divorce on Children

Children are often a central point of conflict in a divorce, and ironically, parents are typically concerned about how the conflict will impact their children. Conflict is inevitable when people separate, but it is important to avoid a cycle of conflict. While you may try your hardest to hide arguments and disagreements from your children, [...]

The Importance of Listening In Mediation

Throughout my years as a mediator, I have experienced the power of listening in every case I have worked on. This article offers an expert’s perspective on what makes an effective and beneficial divorce mediation. Patton focuses on the importance of listening in mediation, which is necessary for achieving a peaceful resolution. Secrets of a [...]

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 [...]
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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