What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a confidential, out-of-court process by which the parties in a dispute, assisted by a neutral family law attorney (the mediator), discuss their unique issues and options and reach mutual agreements regarding co-parenting and sharing custodial time with their children, setting child and spousal support and dividing their assets and debts.

The power to resolve these issues lies in the hands of the parties. The mediator doesn’t make decisions, dictate terms or give advice. The mediator is a guide and legal resource for the parties.

Mediation has the benefit of giving the parties control over their matter. It also has the potential to be less time-consuming and more cost-effective.

Patti Abramson is Certified Family Law Mediators

As trained, certified mediators at Family Law Group, INC., lawyers Patti Abramson utilize their unique ability to focus on the needs of the parties and help them achieve their goals. Through an even-handed, compassionate approach, Ms. Abramson strive to keep the issues at the forefront while keeping in mind that the parties are often dealing with extremely emotional issues.

Collaborative divorce is another option that is similar to mediation. Learn about the collaborative divorce process in California.

Learn More About The Benefits Of Mediation

If you and your spouse would like to learn more about the mediation process and how it may benefit you, contact our Livermore or Walnut Creek office at for an appointment to meet and discuss your divorce options.