are two types of Mediation involved in family law cases:
mediation regarding custody; and
party who has a dispute about custody or visitation in California
must attend a mandatory custody mediation session at the courthouse.
Custody and visitation disputes are now referred by the Court for mandatory
counseling at "Conciliation Court" (within the Courthouse) prior to the
Court hearing. If an Order to Show Cause is filed on your behalf, a copy
will be given to you. Voluntary mediation may be used to resolve your
entire dissolution and/or custody dispute, thus resulting in favorable
results with significant cost savings as well as less strain on the children.
Separation and divorce are among the most painful and disruptive events
an individual and family can experience. The problems are both financial
and emotional, deeply touching all members of the family. Mediation aims
at reducing this tension, not increasing it. With the help of the mediator,
couples negotiate their own settlement and learn the techniques for resolving
future differences. Mediation is for couples who want to retain control
over the decisions that affect their lives and either don't want their
children caught in the middle, or don't want to air their grievances in
a public courtroom.
is not just for couples who already know how to compromise. The Mediators
show people how to work together productively in spite of their anger.
Mr. Levy has successfully handled hundreds of mediations, undergone extensive
training, is quite experienced and sensitive to your issues. He is available
to mediate your divorce or custody dispute by appointment, either as an
individual mediator, or in conjunction with a psychologist-mediator who
work together as a team.
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