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    Torrance Family & Divorce Mediator

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    Mediation Encourages Collaboration, Cooperation and Mutual Respect

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Family and Divorce Mediator in Torrance

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

Creating Effective Parenting Plans: Working With Your Children’s Developmental Needs

Co-parenting does not work unless parents strive to cooperate with each other for the benefit of their children, and while cooperation is certainly important, parents should also consider how their children may respond to separation at different ages. It is important to follow certain guidelines closely when figuring out how to best divide custody between [...]

Tips for Meaningful Dating

Dating after ending a marriage is daunting, and many people find themselves at a loss when trying to connect romantically with other people. It is important to look at the world with new eyes and a fresh perspective because every person and experience will not necessarily end in heartbreak. The following article lists mantras to [...]
Mediation can occur in person, over the phone, and through video conference. Depending on the circumstances, mediation meetings can happen with the mediator and both spouses together (often called “joint session”). Mediation can also involve the mediator meeting with each spouse privately (often called “private caucus”) to discuss the needs of each party and find a way to help the spouses come closer to common ground.

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