Divorce Mediation
Divorce Mediation in San Diego, CA

Divorce Mediation in San Diego, CA

Divorce Mediation in San Diego, CACourtroom battles are not always the best places to resolve family law issues. This is especially true for child custody and visitation disputes. After an emotional court trial, it can be difficult, if not impossible for parents to be respectful of each other and further cooperate for the sake of their children following an emotionally draining and continuous court battle.

San Diego family law attorney Sarah T. Schaffer recommends more civilized, more amicable dispute resolution techniques such as divorce mediation and collaborative law divorce. Our goal is to help opposing spouses come to a fair settlement agreement without the emotional trauma and huge financial burdens of courtroom litigation and trial.

In a San Diego area divorce mediation, both spouses meet with an independent mediator who listens to their concerns and help them work toward an amicable agreement. You will know what to expect, what to say and what not to say to the other party or the mediator. After a divorce mediation session, you have the option of accepting an agreement reached with the help of the mediator, or of proceeding to trial.


Collaborative Divorce in San Diego

Collaborative Divorce Law – in San Diego is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows both parties and their attorneys to work toward settling disputes without the threat of a courtroom trial. While pursuing the collaborative law process, both parties agree to not take the case to court. Collaborative law involves a team approach that may often involve attorneys, accountants, financial planners, therapists and other experts who work together to arrive at an amicable settlement.

Some Issues are Simply Non-Negotiable

Sarah T. Schaffer - Child Custody & Visitation AttorneySometimes disputes cannot be resolved through mediation, collaboration or negotiation.

Here at Schaffer Family Law Group, it is always our first inclination to attempt to settle differences outside of the courtroom. That said, when a reasonable settlement cannot be reached without litigation, you can depend on us to fight for your rights and your interests in court.

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Sarah T. Schaffer Recognized in San Diego Discovery Magazine With over 220,000 attorneys in California, Schaffer is one of the few, numbering 178 within San Diego, to hold the distinction of Certified Family Law Specialist.

San Diego Magazine Women of the Year Awards Colonel Sarah T. Schaffer, USMC – Camp Pendleton recognized for her Military Service as JAG Officer.

Top 50 Influential Leaders in San Diego Sarah T. Schaffer is active in the San Diego County and North County bar associations and supports the programs of Kids’ Turn San Diego, a nonprofit that helps children through family separations, and Casa Cornelia Law Center, which provides pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations.

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Family law matters are never simple By your side every step of the way

Certified Family Law Specialist CFLS Sarah Schaffer, Wayne Rice and Leslie Ryland have been certified by the State Bar of California as “Certified Family Law Specialists,” a distinction earned by family law attorneys who have “gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.” Every attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group has either earned their CFLS Certification, or is actively working towards that professional goal as a requirement of the firm and our commitment to providing our clients the most skilled and proficient attorneys in San Diego County.

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What You Should Know

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Professionals, Business Owners & Divorce Solving problems with the division of marital assets. The need for privacy and not leaving written records of your 'dirty laundry' for the world to see in the permanent public record and more...

Military Divorce Sarah serves as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. Military families find Sarah’s understanding of the military and issues servicemembers face enable her to provide superior counsel.

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