It's a fight - to prove who's right, who's better; someone plays the victim, the other the aggressor. Seemingly meaningless words, comments, ideas, and actions have now become suspect, wrongly interpreted, and smack of ulterior meanings and motives. The tension can be cut with the proverbial knife. Friends and family are accused of taking sides. Trust is gone. Everyone is uncomfortable. Could this have been avoided?
I chose to become a family law and divorce mediator after going through my own divorce in 2009. If I could re-do my divorce, I would have hired a neutral/mediator family law professional who could help my ex and me see and choose decisions in the now that would also make a positive difference in the future. Someone who cared about my family’s outcome after the divorce. Someone who facilitated open communication between me and my ex. Someone who really listened to our ideas about how to go about sharing custody of our kids. Someone who made sure my ex and I had a plan to continue getting along for the benefit of our kids after the divorce was finalized. I offer my clients these things and more including compassion, caring, a creative approach, my experience in family law and personally, and how to have peaceful interactions with each other to benefit you now and in the future. I’d love to help you have a successful divorce mediation.
I just had the simplest, least painful divorce ever with Victoria, and I never even met her. I had a pre-nuptial agreement and we had a simple plan with no kids and no property, but I couldn't seem to figure out how to do the divorce process on my own. I found her here on Yelp, and found the reviews to be helpful and correct. She talked with me about my situation the first night I called, for free and in detail. She gave me a good price, and handled everything easily and smoothly via emails and texting, and phone calls when needed. She responded usually almost instantly, like when a typo was found, and fixed it quickly. There were a couple of typos but normal human error stuff, nothing they held things up. She was realistic with me in how long the process would take, and I appreciated her being direct and to the point. Her price was fair; about average from what I was finding. She even rounded down for me, which I appreciated. Compared to another lawyer who wouldn't even meet talk with me without a hefty consult fee, Victoria was downright reasonable! My divorce paperwork just came in the mail; all is done and final; and within 8 or 9 months from when I first contacted her. Almost exactly the time frame what she quoted me. I really appreciate the professionalism and ease in which this difficult process was handled.