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    Leyla Balakhane

    Lancaster Family & Divorce Mediator

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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in Lancaster

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Lancaster? 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 Lancaster area specializing 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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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, [...]

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Relationship tips for getting through Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given the circumstances of this epidemic, it is likely you will be spending significantly more time with your partner than usual. Underlying conflicts may arise that cannot be as easily swept under the rug. However, our current situation is temporary so whenever you feel like you might lash out at your partner, remember that this too shall pass.

Relationship tips for getting through Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Every mediator has a different approach to the process so all participants must be comfortable with the mediator's personal style. Some mediators use an evaluative style: freely evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case (in private sessions), to help them assess their alternatives and make wise choices in the mediation. Other mediators are more facilitative: refraining from asserting their judgments and instead facilitating a conversation that draws out the assessments of the spouses themselves. Transformative mediators are somewhat similar to facilitative mediators in that they are focused on the spouses needs and points of view. In transformative mediation, the spouses control both the process and the outcome. At Balakhane Mediation, we are experienced in all of these approaches when appropriate and may even ask the participants for their input regarding their desired approach. We will manage the process in a way that moves participants forward, toward a resolution, with the spouses own unique goals and interests as a guide.

- Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect -