Family Mediation

Best Family Law Attorneys in Los Angeles: None.

December 14 Divorce in Los Angeles, Family Mediation

When mediating a divorce (aka marital dissolution) in Los Angeles (or anywhere, for that matter), I often need to start by helping the couple undo the damage their lawyers have done.  Whether the issues are parenting, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, property division, or any combination of those, lawyers always interfere with the communication between spouses. […]... Read More

The Potential of Transformative Mediation

April 6 Blog, Family Mediation, Transformative Theory

In the below video, here’s what I say about the potential of transformative mediation: When we hear somebody saying. . . calling the other person a “filthy, dirty, rotten, bad person,” we’re right there supporting the conversation by saying, “Ah, so you’re saying that this other person is a filthy, rotten, bad person”. We believe […]... Read More

But I’ve Heard the Judge Has the Final Say? Isn’t that True?

July 21 Blog, Divorce in Los Angeles, Divorce in Minnesota, Family Mediation, Mediation vs. The Law, Lawyers, and Courts

Not really. Judges love it if you and your co-parent figure out what works for you, since judges understand that if you’re not both satisfied, there are likely to be problems in the future. If you and your co-parent don’t agree and you ask a judge to make a ruling, the judge will do so, […]... Read More

Are Minnesota Divorce Lawyers Nothing But Scam Artists?

July 20 Blog, Family Mediation

Good question. I’ve certainly seen situations where divorce lawyers seem to do much more harm than good. But I don’t think it’s intentional on their part. Having been trained in the law myself, I understand how lawyers assume that it’s helpful to advise clients about what they’re “entitled to.” And it’s natural for lawyers to […]... Read More