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Parenting Plan and Mediation Library


This outlines the stages that our mediations typically follow for mediating divorce, RDP dissolutions, and other family law matters including custody. We provide it to give you some idea of how to expect the mediation process to unfold.

Los Angeles Collaborative Mediation

This is a 'mission statement' that both parties to a collaborative mediation are asked to review, discuss, modify as appropriate, and sign. It is a pledge to approach the mediation process with a spirit of hope, cooperation and transparency. If you are considering mediation or a collaborative dissolution please read it, and ask yourself whether the principles resonate for you.

When parties choose to mediate their dissolution, this Stipulation will be reviewed, discussed, modified as appropriate, and signed. Its purposes include expressing to the Court the parties' intentions and aspirations regarding the collaborative process, but it also establishes the ground rules for the mediation.

This is useful for understanding the Wife's historical financial circumstances and budgetry considerations on a go-forward basis in all family law matters, including mediation as well as collaborative processes.

This form likewise assists in understanding the Husband's financial needs and cash flow. It is a valuable resource for identifying what is important to each party and helps to focus discussions about money.

Judicial Council Forms for Use By LAFMS Mediating Parties

This is a form that must be exchanged between the parties in all California Divorces, Domestic Partnership Dissolutions, and Legal Separations. It is part of the Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure. We ask you download it and fill it in handwritten draft and bring it to your mediation as the mediator requests.

This is also mandatory and accompanies the exchange that takes place with the FL-142. It sets forth each party's income stream and debts and must be complete and accurate.

This form is optional, but usually it accompanies the Final Declaration of Disclosure where that is not waived between the parties. It is also a good form to use in cases involving semi-complicated community and separate property elements.

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