with offices in San Francisco and Oakland, California.
We use Mediation and Collaborative Law methods to facilitate the resolution of issues related to: estates and probate, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, marital settlement agreements, and premarital agreements.
At Mediation Offices we are committed to:
- Tailoring clients’ legal services to their specific needs
- Facilitating respectful resolutions with an emphasis on creating a positive future for clients and their families
- Practicing a values-based approach to conflict resolution, which involves getting to know clients and understanding their priorities
xxxxxxxxI was sitting down with two potential clients in a one-hour consultation the other day when one of the people said to me, “Explain your approach to being neutral. I mean, you’re supposed to work for both of us…how does that work?”
xxxxxxxxI started developing my answer to that question at the beginning of my career when I took my mediation training from Gary Friedman. In his seminal book, he coined the term ‘positive neutrality’ which turned on its head the conventional wisdom of the day which interpreted neutrality as essentially abandoning clients to their own views, understandings, and impulses, with the mediator essentially struggling to “not participate in any way"........[More]