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Divorce Mediator California

Welcome to Laguna Legal, your compassionate and professional partner in navigating the complexities of divorce mediation in California. Led by Ellie Ortiz, our esteemed mediator, we offer a personalized approach to resolving your divorce matters efficiently and amicably. At Laguna Legal, we understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with divorce, and we are dedicated to facilitating a process that respects the dignity of all parties involved.

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With Ellie Ortiz’s extensive experience and empathetic guidance, you can trust that your mediation will be handled with care, aiming for mutually beneficial outcomes that pave the way for a hopeful future. Let us help you transition into this new chapter of your life with peace and understanding.

Ellie Tipton Ortiz
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We've been helping clients prepare their legal documents and mediate for over 24 years!

California Divorce Mediation FAQs

Divorce mediation in California is a voluntary process where a neutral third party helps the spouses negotiate and reach agreements on various aspects of their divorce, such as property division, child custody, and support. Unlike traditional divorce proceedings, which often involve court battles, mediation is collaborative and aims to find solutions that benefit both parties, making it typically faster and less adversarial.

In California, divorce mediation can resolve a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, property and debt division, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and other financial matters. The flexibility of mediation allows couples to tailor agreements to their specific situations.

The duration of divorce mediation in California can vary depending on the complexity of the issues and the willingness of the parties to cooperate. Typically, mediation might take a few sessions spread over a few weeks to several months, which is generally quicker than going through traditional divorce proceedings.

Yes, in California, the agreements reached in divorce mediation become legally binding when they are written into a marital settlement agreement and signed by both parties. This agreement is then submitted to the court for approval and, once approved, it is enforceable as a court order.

Yes, mediation can still be effective in California even if there is significant conflict between the parties. Skilled mediators are trained to manage conflict, facilitate communication, and help parties focus on finding practical solutions. The private and controlled setting of mediation often helps reduce hostilities and promote cooperation.

Yes, in California, all discussions that occur during divorce mediation are confidential and cannot be used as evidence in court, should the mediation not result in an agreement. This confidentiality encourages open communication and honesty between parties without fear of repercussions.

Free Divorce Mediation Overview via Zoom

1st Tuesday of Each Month

Life isn’t always easy and it comes with many difficult decisions at times. When you know it’s time for divorce, we can help you prepare your documents and act as neutral party (mediator) so both parties can come to an agreement.  Through the good and the bad, Laguna Legal wants to be there for you. If you or someone you know is contemplating divorce, please join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month for our Divorce Mediation Overview. The zoom event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is an overview session designed to give attendees an overview of the divorce mediation process. The employees of Laguna Legal are not attorneys and this meeting does not constitute legal advice. Each attendee will be required to register and sign a disclaimer prior to being sent a zoom link.

The link to register for the next zoom meeting is:

Divorce Mediation is the Best Choice When Going Through a Divorce

Watch this video to learn more about Divorce Mediation and why it is the best choice when going through a divorce.
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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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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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.