Our team at Attorney Mediated Divorces focuses on providing alternative solutions to traditional divorce court proceedings. Led by Attorney Valerie S. Tarvin, we offer a wide range of family law and divorce mediation services, as well as collaborative law strategies and assistance with post-divorce judgment modifications.
We understand that divorce can be incredibly stressful for the parties involved. Because of this, we facilitate arriving at a mutual agreement by guiding our clients through the family mediation process. Our goal is to help you resolve outstanding issues with your spouse in a timely, cost-effective manner while avoiding the stress of a drawn-out court battle. At Attorney Mediated Divorces, we are here to help you and your family through this challenging time.
A highly contentious, litigated divorce often costs a tremendous amount of money, sometimes takes years to conclude, delegates many decisions to a judicial officer, and often leaves the parties angry and polarized in their positions.
You Save Money
If marital partners have progressed beyond the emotional pain which accompanies most separations, and can deal with one another in a fair and businesslike fashion, mediation can save both parties thousands of dollars. Instead of paying two sets of law firms thousands of dolars, the partners save those funds to divide as part of their marital estate.
You Save Time
If both marital partners are motivated to untangle their personal involvement and financial affairs and can also agree upon the important matters (such as their children, what amount of income both partners earn and need, and how they want their assets divided), an agreement can be reached as quickly as the partners are ready to reach it.
You Design Your Deal
In most cases, a divorce is the biggest lawsuit you will ever face and it touches every aspect of what is near and dear to your heart – especially your children. With such significant decisions to be made, mediation allows you to be part of designing your own deal rather than relying upon a Judicial Officer to make orders by which you will then have to live.
You Decrease Stress
There is a world of difference in the process between participating in mediation versus living with the burden of being a party to a contentious divorce action. In mediation there are no hearings and no trials. The very nature of a divorce is to bring about change and acrimony when couples must face each other as opponents in court. Mediation should lessen the emotional turmoil and stress that is created by divorce litigation.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I highly recommend Valerie as a Family Law Specialist. She has incredible knowledge of the law, she is great at strategic planning, she is highly intelligent and very trust worthy. We felt that she did a superb job of representing us. She would be great as a mediator as she is very easy to work with and would be ideally suited to work with both sides.” – Sheila Martinez
“Valerie is an experienced family law attorney who knows the law and who has helped many couples through the mediation process. Family law is a complex area. Valerie is well-versed in the law and her mediation agreements reflect this. She is easy to work with, kind and patient. I recommend her highly.” – Rebecca T.
“Val Tarvin has been amazing. If it weren’t for her wisdom, my divorce would have been totally different. Here’s how she helped: I found out about Val after we had chosen a different mediator. Then it became clear to me that I needed an attorney on the side to guide me and coach me through the process. Val was my ace in the hole. Her coaching saved me tens of thousands per year for the rest of my life. She prepped me for every meeting. She gave me case law to support my arguments. She told me this would be the biggest sales job I ever needed to do. Because of her help, I was able to sell my argument and win. I’m referring any friends who are going through a divorce to her. Val is your ace in the hole!” – T.B.
“I refer all my clients in need of mediation or family law representation. Valerie is extremely knowledgeable and understands all issues including the most complex issues. She is great at mediating and helping clients avoid costly divorce proceedings by successfully assisting the partiess to understand the issues so they can resolve those issues and obtain a successful mediated divorce. One of my referred clients just completed a mediation with Valerie and they were extremely satisfied with her assistance, compassion, understanding, knowledge and the resolution of all issues. In a short time the divorce was completed. I highly recommend her.” – Kenn Ellner
“I’ve worked with Val on many cases and have always found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, reasonable, and a strong advocate for her clients. She is also truly gifted as a mediator. I highly recommend her.” – Ann Wise
“Valerie is extremely knowledgeable and a “go to” lawyer for important legal issues. She never hesitates to come through with sound legal advice and has provided excellent assistance in a number of family law matters. I endorse Valerie.”
– Mike Schwerin, Attorney at Law
“Val is one of my go-to referrals for mediation when my firm is conflicted out. She is knowledgeable, honest and has the skill set to handle all types of mediations, with a special knack for handling those involving an imbalance of power. I highly recommend Val.” – Gina Policastri
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If you wish to speak to a divorce attorney or mediator in San Jose about your case, we can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.