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Family and Divorce Mediator in Manhattan Beach

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Manhattan Beach? 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 Manhattan Beach 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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Mediation Blog Posts

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)

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, [...]

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It is often unnerving for parents to find themselves being bullied by their own children; however, it is important to target the reasons why your child might be acting out and respond firmly and appropriately. 3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them
Mediation is a private and confidential process. Spouses meet with their mediator as often as agreed upon to finalize an agreement they are happy with, with no public record attached. At the end of the process, the final agreement is taken to court to make it an official order, making that document the only public record of the divorce. The value of assets and debts can even remain private in your final agreement so that they are not explicitly shared in public records.

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