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Family and Divorce Mediator in Malibu

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Malibu? 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 Malibu 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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Child Custody Laws in the United States

Custody laws vary by state, and for the purpose of knowing your rights in the midst of co-parenting, it is important to know where your state stands. Follow the link below to find out your state’s child custody laws. Child Custody Laws in the United States

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 [...]

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 [...]
Divorce mediation is a popular process used by a couple in divorce to avoid a costly and lengthy divorce trial. With the assistance of a neutral third-party mediator, agreements are reached on all divorce issues: division of property and debts, spousal support, parenting issues including time- sharing, child custody, and child support. Since all agreements are made in mediation, spouses never have to enter a courtroom and can avoid the conflict and stress of litigation.

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