Divorce and child custody disputes can be extremely difficult for parents. However, these delicate issues are even more emotionally challenging for the children involved. Many parents attempt to minimize the emotional strain experienced by their children by working to achieve amicable resolutions to divorce and child custody issues through mediation. Others find themselves before a mediator as a last attempt at seeking resolution before bringing their case to trial.
At the Law and Mediation Offices of Barbara Irshay Zipperman, our divorce and custody mediation services include facilitation of the entire mediation process as a neutral mediator or representation of one party as private legal counsel. Barbara Irshay Zipperman is an experienced family law attorney with over 30 years of experience and more than 120 hours of specialized training in mediation. In addition, she serves as a Los Angeles Superior Court volunteer mediator. Serving clients in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles, child custody mediation lawyer Barbara Irshay Zipperman has helped countless clients navigate the issues in divorce and child custody through mediation.
Mediating child custody issues can be beneficial to both parents and children. Mediation allows you to remain in control of the important decisions being made, rather than allowing a judge to make decisions about your future and the future of your children. Child custody mediation offers many other advantages:
California law requires mediation in all divorce cases where child custody and parenting issues are disputed before the case can proceed to trial. This process allows you to look at all options and define a customized solution to meet your needs and the best interests of your children — in an open and respectful forum. In many cases, the result is some form of a shared parenting plan. However, when matters cannot be decided through mediation, the case may proceed to trial.
To get more information about mediation or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Sherman Oaks, California, divorce mediator and attorney regarding your case please contact our family law firm and mediation offices.
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In recent years, more than 60% of California marriages have ended in divorce. If you have questions about how California law may address the issues in your marriage, contact a California family law attorney.
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