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I am a California attorney and a trained mediator; I have several years of legal experience working inside and outside the court. My professional and personal experiences have taught me that litigation is not always the best solution for my clients and their families. I represent my clients not only focusing on the defense of their legal rights, but also in solutions for a more fulfilling, safe and stable life.

When children are involved, the parents’ commitment to maintain a non-conflictive relationship makes a difference in the children’s ability to adjust and to become well-balanced adults. These results can be achieved through mediation, collaboration, tolerance, and respect for each individual.

There are three legal options available to people to help them in the resolution of their conflicts:

Mediation

During the mediation process a neutral third party; the mediator, assists the parties to find on their own, a mutually satisfactory solution to their conflict. Once an agreement is reached a draft is prepared, signed, and submitted to the court so it becomes an order or judgment. Mediation requires the cooperation and full commitment to the process of all parties. If mediation is a workable option, it can save the parties a significant amount of money, time, and frustration. If the parties cannot resolve their dispute through mediation they have two other options: litigation or arbitration.

Litigation

When the parties cannot work out a solution of their own to their conflict, they can bring their case to the appropriate court for resolution. Due to the fact that solution is left to the interpretation and intervention of judges, jurors, attorneys, etc., the results of litigation are highly unpredictable and often unsatisfactory to all. Litigation is expensive, time consuming, and has a tendency to increase conflict instead. Once all legal remedies have been exhausted, a final court decision is binding on the parties.

Arbitration

The parties can agree to arbitration in lieu of litigation; but again, a third-party will be the decision maker and there is no guarantee that the result will be satisfactory to the parties. Although, arbitration maybe less time consuming and expensive than litigation. Arbitration may be binding or non-binding, according to the parties’ agreement. If binding, the parties have very few remedies against the final decision of the arbitrator. If non-binding the parties could opt either for litigation or mediation. 

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