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Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation is the process where you and your spouse hire a neutral third party, called a mediator, to meet with you in an effort to discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce.

The mediator does not make decisions for you, but rather serves as a facilitator to help you and your spouse figure out what is best for you and your spouse as well as your children. 

The Role Of the Mediator

The mediator is neutral and doesn’t “work” for either parent. This means the mediator cannot give advice to either party. They must remain neutral no matter what the situation.

What the mediator can do, though, is assist the you and your spouse in formulating ideas that can eventually lead to agreements that will stand the test of time.

That open and free exchange of information frees up both spouses to negotiate with each other in confidence. Because both spouses are working with the same base of information, it usually takes far less time to negotiate a solution that makes sense to both spouses. 

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How We Can Help

With Ellie’s help, you and your spouse will work through the issues that need to be resolved so that your marriage can end as amicably and cost effectively as possible.

She will assist in opening communication between you and your spouse to brainstorms ideas, ensure that expectations are realistic, nurture empathy, and provide clarity within the decision-making process. Ellie’s compassionate approach formulates a respectful relationship between spouses that is beneficial to all those involved.

Divorce Mediation is the Best Choice When Going Through a Divorce

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Ellie discusses her passion for mediation and why she feels that mediation is the best option when going through a divorce. Ellie has successfully guided thousands toward settlement.

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In addition to the preparation and filing of your divorce paperwork, this option includes mediation which allows both spouses to collectively decide on the outcome of their own divorce. During mediation we will guide you and your spouse through the issues that need to be resolved so that your marriage can end as amicably and cost effectively as possible.

Costs of Mediated Divorce Services: Full Service

For this service, we charge $1,500 up front plus a $500 monthly payment for a minimum period of 7 months plus $478.50 filing fee ($435 plus $43.50 efiling fee).

If your divorce is not finalized in the 7-month contract time-frame or you need additional post Judgment services such as a QDRO, the monthly payments will continue until all services are completed.  Please see the attached Divorce Payment Plan Contract for further details. 

Costs of Mediated Divorce Services: Paperwork Only Service

This service is offered for those couples who have NO CHILDREN, NO PROPERTY OR SPOUSAL SUPPORT ISSUES to be ordered by the court.

The cost for this service is a $1,500 plus $478.50 filing fee ($435 plus $43.50 efiling fee). 

Our office only deals with the Petitioner and all financial exchanges take place privately between the parties without our involvement (unlike the first option). 

After engaging our office, the only interaction between our office and the client will be the requesting of information and sending paperwork for review and signing.  This is a paperwork only service and must be resolved completely within 3 months of commencement. If not completed at the end of 3 months and you would like our office to continue to assist you, you can opt to go onto a $500 monthly payment plan until the final Judgment is entered.

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Divorce Mediation Services

With our help, you and your spouse will work through the issues that need to be resolved so that your marriage can end as amicably and cost effectively as possible. 

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We will prepare and file all necessary paperwork and serve all parties.  The entire process can be discussed in a Consultation prior to engaging our services. 

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We’ve been providing Southern California with Excellent Legal Document and Divorce Mediation services since 1998.

We service the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Imperial.

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Mission Viejo, CA 92691



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Bonded and Certified Legal Document Assistant, LDA #267. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. A Legal Document Assistant provides only self help service to a member of the public who is representing him/her self in a legal matter. We are, however, very experienced and knowledgeable in preparation of living trusts, deeds and other legal documents including divorce mediation. We work closely with several attorneys who can give you the legal advice you need.