Top 10 Divorce Mediators near the Los Angeles, CA Area

Making the decision to get a divorce is a very big deal. But, once you decide it’s time to end your marriage, there are plenty of more difficult decisions that need to be made.

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One of those decisions is whether you should handle your divorce publicly in court through litigation, or try a more cooperative approach and opt for mediation.

Mediation has a few major selling points. For example, it’s much cheaper than litigation, and it is also much more private.

If you are located in or near L.A., take a look our choices for the top family law mediators in the Los Angeles, CA area:

Lynette S. Kim

Lynette S. Kim has been a licensed attorney for over 22 years. She serves clients in both Los Angeles and Orange counties. Ms. Kim has experience both as a mediator and as a collaborative law attorney.

Ms. Kim’s previous clients feel that she is very understanding of their circumstances and individual needs. They also compliment her compassion and professionalism.

Law and Mediation Office of Lynette S. Kim
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-351-1000

Natasha M. Saltz

Natasha M. Saltz is a practicing attorney with over 9 years of professional experience. She focuses on non-litigation based family law and is located in Santa Monica.

Ms. Saltz is known for being extremely professional and very detail oriented. Clients praise her transparency and ability to explain the realties of their situation and what to expect moving forward.

Law and Mediation Office of Natasha M. Saltz
401 Wilshire Blvd, 12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-204-1462

Dan Simon

Dan Simon has over 24 years of legal experience and has offices in both Los Angeles and Minneapolis. He has experience in family law as well as business law.

Mr. Simon’s past clientele has nothing but good words for his work. He has been cited as being respectful and very effective.

Simon Mediation
11620 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-997-4312

Jami Fosgate

Jami Fosgate has over 12 years of family law experience. Her practice is located in Burbank.

Ms. Fosgate began her legal career after her personal experience with divorce. Her clients feel she keeps the very stressful process of divorce and mediation manageable with her detail oriented approach.

In addition to mediation, Ms. Fosgate also helps with document preparation.

Fosgate Family Law and Mediation Center
3500 West Olive Ave.
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
818-827-7157

Leyla Balakhane

Leyla Balakhane is a professionally trained mediator that specializes in divorce and family law. She has experience with divorce, child custody, and post-divorce mediation as well as other family law matters.

Ms. Balakhane’s clients praise her for her ability to connect with and understand the needs of both parties during mediation and negotiation. They feel she is empathetic while still being effective.

Balakhane Mediation
1875 Century Park East
Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90067
424-235-4173

Scheherazade Rastegar

Scheherazade “Shazi” Rastegar is a family law attorney and mediator with 7 years of professional experience. She has offices in both Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

Ms. Rastegar is known by her clients for her dedication and professionalism. She is also praised for her communication and diligence with keeping her clients informed.

MAC Services Group
1055 West 7th Street, Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA 90017
310-279-6102

Laurel Tuvim Amaya

Los Angeles native Laurel Tuvim Amaya has been a licensed family law attorney and mediator for over 23 years. She received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

Ms. Amaya focuses on resolutions that are agreeable to both parties for both the short and long-term. She has received the best possible praise from her clients a mediator could hope for: being fair.

Law and Mediation Office of Laurel Tuvim Amaya
745 South Marengo Avenue
Suite 208
Pasadena, CA 91106
626-441-2473

Kelly Chang Rickert

Kelly Chang is a family law attorney and mediator with offices in Pasadena, Mid-Wilshire, San Diego, and San Francisco. She has been practicing law for over 17 years.

Ms. Chang Rickert is active as both a litigator and mediator. She is known for her compassion and hard work ethic.

Ms. Chang speaks English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and conversational French.

Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang
438 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-765-5767

Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson is a California State trained divorce mediator. He focuses his work on divorcing couples mostly within the LGBTQ community.

While not an attorney, Mr. Ferguson’s services include preparing and filing uncontested divorce papers and multiple mediation sessions.

Mr. Ferguson has over 20 years of mediation experience.

Gay Divorce Mediator
7080 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90028
310-598-1970

Jill Cohen

Jill Cohen has both her law degree and an MBA from Columbia University. She has been licensed to practice law for over 22 years.

Ms. Cohen began her law career in corporate law, but now she focuses on family law — specifically collaborative divorce and mediation.

Jill Cohen Mediation
9454 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 825
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-858-6685

There are many reasons why a couple, whether they have children or not, would choose mediation. For parents, part of the process would include custody mediation. Having an experienced professional involved, such as one of the ten mentioned above, is a way to ensure you are happy with the outcome for many years to come.

As of October 2017, the Los Angeles area divorce mediators on this list have been recognized by third-party organizations and their clients for their excellence in the area of divorce and family law.

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