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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in San Gabriel

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near San Gabriel? 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 near San Gabriel 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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Recently Divorced: Now What?

Moving on after a divorce is difficult, and co-parenting complicates this process by shoring up a lot of the negative emotions surrounding a failed marriage. Partners are required to keep interacting with each other on a personal level on a regular basis, which can make forward progress seem impossible. It is thus important to adopt [...]

Love Does Not Conquer All

Though we are imbued with the idea that love conquers all, in truth, love is not always enough to overcome the harsh realities of life. While deep and abiding love might be present in a marriage, it is not always guaranteed to make it last. And even though partners may love each other immensely, life [...]

8 Ways to Improve Communication With Your Ex-Spouse

Communication is an integral part of our lives, as we are constantly called to interact with others to complete tasks, gain information, etc. While communicating should be easily performed, unforeseen circumstances may make even the simple act of saying “hello” difficult. Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating [...]
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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