Mediated Divorce

Divorce Mediation in Westlake Village

A Westlake Village Divorce Lawyer can Help!

Do you want to avoid the hassle and headaches of a courtroom litigated divorce? Are you afraid that the result of your case isn’t going to be right for you and your family? Are you and your spouse capable of working together to come to a mutually-beneficial conclusion? Do you need a divorce but are afraid you cannot afford one? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then you should not hesitate to speak with a Westlake Village divorce attorney and ask about whether or not you might benefit from divorce mediation.

My name is Jeffrey S. Graff, and in my more than 35 years of experience helping couples seek the ideal divorce solution they need, I have served as a divorce mediator in numerous cases. Sometimes, a litigated divorce before a judge cannot be helped, but if I can help you and your partner find a peaceful, negotiated solution that fits your exact needs, I would be thrilled to help you reach it. My team and I are dedicated to providing you with the best possible service and high-quality counsel through every step of the process to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today by dialing (805) 633-4999 to request a free consultation and ask me about divorce mediation to learn more!

Benefits of Mediated Divorce

Mediated divorce cases can have a number of benefits that a typical litigated divorce doesn’t usually have. The biggest reason for this is a mediated divorce typically keeps a judge out of your divorce agreement until the last possible moment, allowing you and your partner to determine the details of your divorce in a way that makes them fit your exact needs and circumstances.

As a result, mediated divorces typically result in:

  • Better, more fair terms for you and your family
  • Significant financial savings
  • Potentially a faster resolution to your divorce
  • Protection of the assets that mean the most to you
  • Less harbored resentment towards the other party
  • A happier, more nurturing environment for children

Do I Qualify for Mediated Divorce?

Mediated divorce is not right for everyone. If you and your spouse are constantly at each other’s throats for one reason or another, and won’t be able to work together on anything, then mediation is definitely not the right choice for you. Mediation isn’t necessarily the “easy way out” when it comes to a divorce; it still requires a substantial amount of work on behalf of both spouses to come to a fair and mutually-beneficial agreement. However, if you’re willing to work with your spouse and be flexible with your goals and best wishes, mediation may be the best option for pursuing your divorce.

Talk to an attorney and find out if you and your spouse can benefit from a mediated divorce! Contact the Law Offices of Jerry S. Graff, and let my staff and I work with you on your case.

Hear it From Our
Happy Clients

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy

  • Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount we paid cut down by more than half!!

    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

    Linda

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa