Mediation and Litigation

Mediation is the process of resolving a conflict between two people by using a third person – a mediator – who provides a range of help, depending upon what the parties need. Conflicts can be resolved between the two parties without going to a courtroom and having a judge decide for them. Mediation allows for privacy and confidentiality, as the parties work out their solutions together, and helps to develop solutions and achieve compromises. The mediator may help the parties identify questions, understand what is most important to each of them, and negotiate a workable solution. The mediator may also provide information on how the court might interpret the legal case. Our office also provides information on court procedures and deadlines, and helps fill out the necessary paperwork.

Sometimes, circumstances prevent effective use of mediation for all or part of a family law case. These circumstances may allow the parties to resolve some questions, but not be able to agree on particular issues. Our office provides needed litigation to help you get the best possible solution from the family law judge. Whether it is limited to a single issue, or covers the entire case, The Law Offices of Betsy Johnsen can securely represent your case in court.

Our law firm provides family law services regarding divorce, domestic partners, unmarried parents, custody, child and spousal support, asset division and pre-marital agreements.

Call today to see how we can help you (415) 362-9549.

We provide free phone consultation.