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Westlake Village Mediation Attorney

What Are the Benefits of Mediation for Divorce & Family Cases?

Mediation can help resolve many of divorce issues and settle the terms without having to go to court. The costs of divorce can be tremendous, and taking the matter to trial might only drive up this cost even more. By settling your divorce matters out of court with the help of a Westlake divorce lawyer, not only can you avoid the added time and expense, but you may find that communicating and compromising with your spouse has fostered a vastly improved relationship.

Divorce Does Not Have to Be a Battle

Mediation is an alternative to divorce—a route you can take to avoid messy or chaotic court procedures. Some of us do not choose to be divorced, but it often comes as a result of forces well beyond our control. With mediation, however, you have the chance to take the reins and manage the situation better suited to your needs.

These are several benefits to resolving matters during mediation, including:

  • Most of the matters are settled at the end of mediation
  • You have control over what you believe is fair and rightful in your situation
  • All interactions are confidential, and will not be kept as public record
  • You and your spouse can benefit from an improved relationship
  • You can still benefit from having a legal counselor to guide you

The overarching goal of a Westlake Village mediation lawyer is to give power to clients, and help them realize that they have the power to control the situation. With over 35 years of experience under my belt, I, Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff, have achieved many successes for my clients. I am dedicated to your success, and always put your wishes at the forefront.

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

Since 1981, I have been garnering an extensive track record of success in the thousands of cases I have handled. One of my most prominent achievements is winning a case in Ventura County’s Appellate Court, which eventually led to a reform in California’s family law. I know that spouses spend a great deal of their efforts working through their divorce case, but I am ready to take some of the burden off of your shoulders through mediation.

I offer effective and practical legal solutions. Call my Westlake divorce firm now to request your free case consultation.

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

  • 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

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul

  • 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

  • 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