California Coastal Collaborative Lawyers

Mediation Lawyers

California Coastal Collaborative is a group of independent Southern California mediation lawyers with proven success in obtaining settlements through collaborative mediation with other professionals.

Mediation is a process in which the clients agree to attempt to amicably resolve their disputes together with the help of a mediator. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator, and does not represent either client.

Participants in mediation have the opportunity to be represented by consulting attorneys, who can give legal and financial advice through the mediation process, prepare them for the mediation sessions, and review written agreements.

Mediators can work alone, or in a co-mediation team. For example, an attorney mediator might co-mediate with a financial or mental health professional, depending on the clients’ capabilities, compatibility, comfort levels, and needs.

The mediator will assist the clients in identifying and resolving the issues in their case. Depending on whether the clients are represented, the mediator may also assist them in filing the necessary pleadings with the court, and in drafting and filing their judgment.

Mediation can be a cost-effective and successful way of resolving the issues in your case. The extent of your fees will depend on the complexity of the issues, the dynamics and negotiating ability of the parties, and how willing the parties are to keep agreements and follow the advice of the mediator.