My ex and I made the right choice by mediating our divorce. No lawyers, no fighting with strangers involved... We were able to negotiate and collectively make decisions with our children in mind. I don't know why everyone wouldn't just mediate and go through this difficult process with dignity.
My therapist highly recommended the two of you as experts in the field. And boy was she right. “A” and I would have been lost without your expert guidance. Thank you!
Being self-employed is hard enough. Throw a divorce on top of it, and it’s a nightmare. Thank you Joe for helping us sort through my complex finances and come to an agreement that was fair to both of us.
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Our all-inclusive, flat-fee mediation service addresses all logistical and financial issues associated with the divorce process, while providing emotional support along the way.
And when used together, give you the best opportunity to avoid a drawn-out, costly and contentious divorce while at the same time, enabling you to remain fully in control of the terms of your agreement.
So if you want a high quality divorce mediation process that results in a fair and thorough agreement while putting your children first, choose Equitable Mediation.
If you and your spouse live in the San Francisco Bay area, have agreed to divorce, and are ready to begin the divorce process, book an initial meeting for the two of you today.
Why mediate with us?
No. A divorce mediator cannot give you legal advice or tell you what to do. Even if you hired a divorce mediation lawyer (i.e. a lawyer who also practices divorce mediation at his or her law firm), they could not give you legal advice when they were acting as your mediator.
It’s unethical and illegal!
Some couples think if they hire a divorce mediation attorney, that attorney, when acting as their mediator, can tell them what to do. But that’s not how it works. The mediator role (regardless of their professional background) is to actively educate and guide you through parenting plans, child custody, how child support works in California, spousal support, the guidelines surrounding community property, and many other relevant issues that need to be resolved in your divorce.
But in the end, all decisions are ultimately up to you and your spouse, and no mediator can give you legal advice or tell you what to do.
At Equitable Mediation, we offer client couples a complete divorce mediation process that starts on the day you book an initial meeting with us.
From our initial meeting where we outline for you in detail how the divorce process works, until you’ve reached your divorce settlement agreement, in mediation, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
You can learn about our divorce mediation service and flat-fee divorce mediation service offerings on our Why Work With Us page.
Typically, couples without children can finish mediation in 1 or 2, two-hour sessions, while those with children need 3 or 4, two-hour sessions. Of course this all depends on case complexity, the willingness of the parties to cooperate and be active participants in the mediation process and how prepared the parties are when they come to their session(s).
As mediation is an unregulated profession, anyone (and I mean anyone) can call themselves a mediator. So it’s important to find out if the divorce mediator you’re considering working with has had any kind of mediation training.
Our divorce mediator Joe has not only had extensive mediation training and continues to participate in continuing mediation education, but is also an adjunct mediation training instructor.
Learn more about Joe and his skills, training, and background.
We focus exclusively on divorce mediation (sometimes referred to as family law mediation) in our practice.
Doing so allows us to stay on top of the changes to the critical divorce issues in California that will affect you, your children, and your divorce settlement agreement.
We meet with couples in-person in San Francisco at One Embarcadero Center which is located in the financial district and close to Chinatown, the Ferry Building and Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf.
Head west on University Ave toward Martin Luther King Jr Way. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Martin Luther King Jr Way. Merge onto Adeline St. Turn right to stay on Adeline St. Continue onto Stanford Ave. Continue onto Powell St. Turn right onto W Frontage Rd. Turn right to merge onto I-580 E/I-80 W. Merge onto I-580 E/I-80 W. Keep right to continue on I-80 W, follow signs for San Francisco. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 2C to merge onto Fremont St. Merge onto Fremont St. Continue straight onto Front St. Turn left onto California St. Turn right onto Sansome St. Turn right onto Clay St. Office will be on the right.
Head northwest on Middlefield Rd toward Embarcadero Rd. Turn right onto Embarcadero Rd. Use the right lane to take the ramp to San Francisco. Merge onto US-101 N. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 430A toward Downtown SF. Merge onto I-280 N. Continue onto King St. Continue onto The Embarcadero. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Washington St. Turn left onto Battery St. Turn left onto Clay St. Office will be on the right.
Merge onto I-280 N. Keep right to stay on I-280 N, follow signs for San Francisco/Bay Bridge/Interstate 280 N. Keep right to stay on I-280 N. Continue onto King St. Continue onto The Embarcadero. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Washington St. Turn left onto Battery St. Turn left onto Clay St. Office will be on the right.