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Collaborative Divorce-Virtual Mediation Service

The F.M. Zavala Law Firm, Inc. Family Law Attorney has been representing the people of Santa Clarita since 1996 in Collaborative Divorce, Divorce & Separation Agreements and Property Settlements and Shared Child Custody Support and Visitation arrangements.
I strive to excel in these specific areas of law so that you can be certain you are getting the most professional, highly specialized advice in town. My focus means that I can provide you with unparalleled in-depth knowledge and experience.


In the mediation process, the parties act as their own negotiators and decision makers, with the mediator helping to structure a productive approach and providing technical and practical information. Because the parties determine the standards on which a settlement is based, their own sense of fairness becomes the predominant basis for decisions. The parties work collaboratively, increasing the possibility of an agreement that is mutually beneficial. Mediation may be appropriate in any situation in which differences must be resolved. In the marital dissolution context, mediation can help resolve the issues necessary to reach an interim agreement before settlement, to achieve a complete marital settlement agreement, and to negotiate postdissolution issues.

Couple with their Baby
Signing a Contract


The mediator will schedule a meeting to gather important information to help through the negotiation process. Each party will have an opportunity to present it's view without interruptions.  A goal of resolution will be established meeting bot parties needs. A joint discussion will take place, questions of concern can be presented at that time. Negotiations will follow. Depending on preference and emotional states of the parties, Mediator will separate parties or continue meeting with both parties present and come to a resolution to meet the goal established in mediation.

No matter the complexity of your situation, I am equipped to handle all of your legal needs and to represent you. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

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