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    Santa Clarita Family & Divorce Mediator

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Family and Divorce Mediator in Santa Clarita

Are you searching for a divorce mediator near Santa Clarita? 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 Santa Clarita 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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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 [...]

What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Retirement benefits are typically the most valued assets during a divorce. QDROs can be necessary in order to effectuate the division of a  the division of a retirement asset. What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

How to Tell Your Kids That You’re Getting a Divorce

Before telling your kids about your divorce, be sure to have a strategy. Find articles, first-hand accounts and professional advice to inform the way you craft the narrative, so the conversation goes as smoothly as possible. How to Tell Your Kids That You’re Getting a Divorce
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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