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Skilled Mediator in San Franciso, California

A way to get your California divorce without going to court

Whether you are going through a divorce or are modifying a prior divorce agreement on a custody or support matter, you can set aside hostility and agree on key points through the structured process of mediation. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of legal conflicts and puts important decisions in your hands, rather than in the court’s power.

Arlene Kostant recognizes how difficult family transitions can be and understands the legal, emotional and financial aspects of separation and divorce. She helps couples identify and mutually agree upon a practical solution in a supportive environment.

As an experienced mediator, Arlene Kostant can successfully guide you through the mediation process. She takes a neutral position and does not impose solutions or take sides. She helps both parties identify and discuss their requirements and explore all their available options.The goal at the end of mediation is a workable agreement that both parties create together to meet their family’s needs and concerns. The mediation process can also provide an atmosphere for appropriate and safe venting of past issues and promote a positive new outlook for the future.

The benefits to using mediation during a divorce

The divorcing spouses make the decisions in the mediation process. Issues discussed in mediation may include:

  • Distribution of property and assets
  • Spousal support or alimony
  • Child support
  • Parenting concerns and plans
  • Child custody and access (whether pursuant to divorce or not)
  • Resolution of debt issues

The end result is an agreement.

The end result of the mediation process is a divorce agreement between you and your spouse, outlining the future of your lives apart while addressing all the relevant issues such as custody and support of the children, division of property, children, alimony and more. The divorce agreement is collaborative and mutually arranged and legally binds the settlement of your divorce. You confirm your divorce agreement by signing it.

Arlene Kostant helps couples reach a final divorce agreement respectfully and in a timely manner. She will assist in submitting your agreement to the courts for final approval.

Resolving your family law problems amicably in San Francisco, California

For an experienced mediator to assist with your divorce or custody dispute, call Arlene Kostant at 415-433-2863 or contact her online to schedule an appointment.