An Experienced Family Law Attorney and Mediator
Fresno/San Diego Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Mediator
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Protect Your Family and Your Future
If you are looking to minimize the emotional and financial strain that often accompanies divorce and other family conflicts, consider mediation or collaborative divorce that empowers individuals to resolve conflicts out of the court adversarial process. Mediation and Collaborative Law each offer a consensual, non-adversarial approach that seeks to facilitate constructive communication and encourage creative problem-solving.
At the Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina, a Professional Law Corporation we understand that family law matters are emotionally charged. We work with you to minimize the stress at this challenging time and to guide you through to a brighter future. As a mediator and a collaborative attorney, Ms. Medina can help guide you through the process, so you can make decisions that are solution-oriented and best for all.
The Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina is committed to helping individuals and families in the greater Fresno and San Diego areas with family law matters. Our firm has seen first-hand the devastation of families, finances, and relationships in traditional court litigation practices. We believe that there is a better way to help our clients with family law matters that provides a healthier and more holistic approach to family transitions.
Ms. Medina represented me in a difficult divorce that ended recently. In the process, she came up with several creative solutions to difficult circumstances that arose. She was very responsive, and her main focus was to resolve disagreements as efficiently and expeditiously as possible, but without sacrificing my rights and legitimate demands. She was very firm with opposing counsel, without being confrontational. Ms. Medina was extremely pleasant to talk to and had a very calming demeanor. I felt that she truly cared about my predicament. I recommend her, without hesitation, to any honest person going through a difficult divorce.
What Kind of Help Do You Need?
No matter what your needs are or how desperate you feel, Rebecca Medina can help.
The collaborative divorce process is a court-free way of getting divorced. In a collaborative divorce (or separation), you do not need to appear before a judge. Instead, both spouses or domestic partners work together with a team of professionals – including attorneys, therapists, child-custody specialists, and financial experts – to settle all aspects of the divorce or separation by written agreement.
Divorce is a difficult experience for anyone. Going to Court is not the only way to get a divorce. You have alternative choices and can contact our office to get more information.
Your children are your number one priority, and any decision involving them should not be taken lightly. Learn how to minimize the negative effects of divorce on your children
Generally, child support is paid from the custodial parent to the non-custodial parent, based on the income of the parents, to contribute to the cost of raising the children.
California is a “community property” state. This means, in general, that all property acquired by married spouses after the date of marriage and before separation are community property.
When things change after a family law order has been issued, non-litigation alternatives to Court such as mediation or collaborative law are still beneficial and may help reduce the overall financial and/or emotional costs of the Court system.
Mediation is a process where you and your spouse/partner reach an agreement with the help of a trained mediator without going to Court.
The characterization and distribution of income, assets, and debts are carefully considered in drafting prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements are essential to establishing rules and guidelines should the marriage end in divorce and are beneficial in preventing potential conflicts further down the road should the marriage end in divorce.