Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation


Divorce mediation is when a professional mediator serves as a neutral third party, assisting the couple in negotiating and reaching an agreement rather than the couple battling one another in court. A divorce mediation results in a settlement agreement that outlines the terms of the divorce the couple has agreed upon, including how property and debt will be divided, child and spousal support (alimony) and custody and visitation.

Maintain Privacy and Save Time and Money

Our significant family law experience has taught us that every single family and every situation is different, however, we recommend an alternative dispute resolution forum, such as divorce mediation or collaborative divorce whenever possible. There are many benefits to divorce mediation – not only will it allow your family to handle your matter more privately, but it also can save you time and money, in addition to minimizing stress and some of the impact of the divorce on your family. In addition, mediation provides you more control over your custody plan and division of your assets.

Determining a Path Forward

Some divorce mediations take only one session, but for more complex issues, more sessions with both parties are necessary. After reviewing your particular matter and the needs of your family, our skilled San Diego family law attorneys will recommend a divorce option we believe to be in your family’s best interest, but ultimately, you will decide how you would like us to proceed.

Our family law attorneys, particularly Certified Family Law Specialists Sarah Schaffer and Leslie Ryland (the 2020 Chair of Collaborative Practice San Diego) have extensive training and experience in working with families through divorce mediation, and are ready to guide you through the process, should divorce mediation be the option that will serve your family best in the long run.