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Balakhane Mediation includes On-line Divorce and Family Mediation Services where all Mediation Sessions are conducted on-line. Contact us to learn more.

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Bridging Divides: Mediating Family Transitions with Compassion

I am profoundly appreciative of the chance to engage and share insights during the recent webinar on the critical subject of mediating divorce with a focus on children, presented by the Southern California Mediation Association. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Susan North for her expert moderation, as well as to my esteemed colleagues—Jami Fosgate, Dr. Mona Shenassa Toubian, Marvin Whistler, and Barb North—for their invaluable contributions. Family Mediation provides a humane alternative to the contentious courtroom disputes over parenting, empowering parents to prioritize their children’s well-being through thoughtful co-parenting strategies. It is an honor to collaborate with such dedicated professionals in promoting the beneficial impacts of Family Mediation. 

Bridging Divides: Mediating Family Transitions with Compassion

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce Webinar

I was immensely thrilled when the Southern California Mediation Organization asked me to be a part of SCMA’s California Mediation Awareness Week!

We wanted to raise public awareness about how Family Law Mediation works. I had the honor of participating in a webinar with some esteemed colleagues, including Chip Rose, Laurie Itkin and Jenna Flowers, where we highlighted questions such as:

How does mediation work? What is important to know about the differences between mediation and litigation? Why do couples in mediation hire a CDFA? How does using mental health professionals in divorce proceedings benefits the family in mediation?

This webinar presentation will give you an overview of the Family Mediation process. Feel free to watch it and reach out with any questions.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way to Divorce

Putting Children First: Juvenile Dependency & Mediation

The wellbeing and day-to-day happenings in the home are the foundation of the family unit. For many families involved in the child protection proceedings, there are many social conflicts impacting their community and home life which can lead to increased vulnerability.

Although parents may benefit from the host of social and community programs available, mediators have a chance to get at the core of social conflict by supporting parents in advocating for themselves and their family’s needs.

The system is overwhelmed and mediators can help mitigate the feeling that a parent is just a number on the caseload of the judges, attorneys and social workers.

 

Session#77 Putting Children First: Juvenile Dependency and Mediation

Sue Gramacy
Sue Gramacy
October 25, 2022.
I recommend Leyla Balakhane for resolving family disputes. She listens carefully, appreciates the emotions and needs that underline each conversation . She is genuinely concerned with the well being of all parties involved. She is very effective. What’s great is she always focuses on the best interest of the children. I have worked with Leyla for over 10 years and have watched her work her magic with families. Sue Gramacy
Stacey Lisk
Stacey Lisk
October 14, 2022.
Leyla Balakhane was one of the supervising mediators that worked with us at Edmund D Edelman Children’s Court. Given that she was one of the top mediators working on unlawful detainer cases, she was referred by a judge who found her to be incredibly gifted in what she does and felt that she would be a great asset in working with families. Leyla has a natural ability to connect with the families and helping them reach agreements that is far above whats required. Given that she was very interested in growing in her practice, she was able to help create a more in-depth and detailed parenting checklist which led to a higher success rate in or mediations at the Children’s Court. Because of Leyla many families have more profound and insightful agreements. I would add supervising mediator
Your RN Attorney Jennifer Johnston Terando
Your RN Attorney Jennifer Johnston Terando
October 12, 2022.
Leyla Balakhane is knowledgable, compassionate, and effective. I highly recommend her as a mediator.
Shsavina TehrNi
Shsavina TehrNi
October 10, 2022.
Thank you Leyla for helping us finalize a very difficult journey. We are able to have a better coparenting relationship because of everything you taught us. We are both very grateful for helping us resolve all issues in an amicable manner.
Rachel Hsiung
Rachel Hsiung
March 17, 2022.
Leyla is professional, patient and wonderful person to work with. She’s a good negotiator and listener to help her clients to get amicable results.
Noah Stern
Noah Stern
October 9, 2021.
Layla is a superb mediator. She helped my family through a tough time with ease. I highly recommend Leyla for any family going through a challenging time.
sepideh doust
sepideh doust
March 28, 2021.
Leyla Balakhane was my supervising mediator at children's courthouse. She taught me great communication tools to implement in my mediation practice. She helps the family, social worker, attorneys, and others involved in the case facilitate meaningful discussion and resolve the issues sent to mediation. Her level of wisdom is uncanny. She is able to bring awareness for parents to make the best decision for their family. I would highly recommend her as a skilled mediator in the field of family mediation.
Zak Shapiro
Zak Shapiro
January 22, 2021.
Leyla is an exemplary mediator for couples going through a divorce. She has the couples best interest in mind at all times through out the mediation process. She truly supports couples in making the best decision for them, whether its to help work towards reconciliation or agree on divorce terms. She helps couple find creative and collaborative solutions for their division of assets and debts. She is patient and understanding of what both parties are going though, and she carefully and thoughtfully helps to find a solution. I Cannot recommend her enough!
Matthew Khorsandi
Matthew Khorsandi
September 28, 2020.
Leyla is an incredible mediator with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Most importantly, she genuinely cares for the people she works with. Highly recommend.