with offices in San Francisco and Oakland, California.
We use Mediation and Collaborative Law methods to facilitate the resolution of issues related to: estates and probate, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, marital settlement agreements, and premarital agreements.
At Mediation Offices we are committed to:
- Tailoring clients’ legal services to their specific needs
- Facilitating respectful resolutions with an emphasis on creating a positive future for clients and their families
- Practicing a values-based approach to conflict resolution, which involves getting to know clients and understanding their priorities
xxxxxxxxAs of January 1, 2013, all family courts in California are required to practice case management and oversight, echoing the system used for years in other civil departments. This means that when people file for divorce in California they now have to appear at a mandatory hearing to design the content of their next hearing, complete their Preliminary Financial Disclosure within 60 days, and continue to appear at periodic mandatory hearings to have decisions made about their divorce based on the judges’ perception of proper pacing. The implementation of this civil-style case management is meant to address the complaint of divorces “dragging on and on.”........[More]