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Westlake Village Mediation Attorney

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

Reaching a Fair and Agreed Upon SolutionMediation 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 Village mediation attorney, 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.

What Are the Benefits of Mediation?

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

  • 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

  • I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades.

    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.

  • I have faith in Jeffery Graff.

    “I am a battered woman. Jeffrey saw this when I walked in a year ago to hire him to get a divorce. I was not ready. I thought I could save my 27yr marriage. He knew I would be back when I was ready. He never pushed me to follow through, he waited for me to make to be ready for the long haul. I finally did it! I got tired of being abused in so many ways. Jeffery is a very patient man. I know he will take care of me!!!!! So far so good. I know he is going to keep me in my house for now or ever. He was honest and said we may have to sell but I know the job will get done in my best interest!”

    Former Client

  • 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

  • I highly recommend!

    “My experience with Jeff's expertise was non other than A-one! He tackled my case swiftly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend!”

    Former Client