"I love my work as a mediator and I'm on a mission to help people resolve disputes of any type, including community, divorces, commercial. One of my motivating principles is to help people get beyond the awful feeling of being in conflict and instead move toward dispute resolution and peace, allowing for more joyful living."
If you want to talk about how I might be of service, please reach out:
Karen@KarenJusterHecht.net or 510.210.3796
When your life plans get upended and you need to change course, we work together to meet the challenges and create a new plan. My holistic approach is effective because life doesn’t happen in a vacuum; I listen and learn from where you’ve been and what you need, and then we work together to create real solutions for the future.
The old way of dealing with disputes, called litigation, meant fighting in court, where a judge makes the orders, which the parties must follow, whether they like it or not. Family Law litigation is emotionally and financially draining and there’s no guarantee of satisfaction.
Fortunately, mediation offers a better option, allowing the parties to meet with a trained mediator to resolve disputes and together create the legal order that will work for them, specifically tailored to their situation. Mediation is effective because it gives people a space to communicate what they need and with the help of the mediator, it provides the tools to determine what their futures will be. Mediation is usually much less expensive and emotionally taxing than fighting in court.
For many people, getting divorced is new territory. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed — new physical arrangements, different financial concerns, perplexing legal rules, and a range of emotions. I work with clients to help them sort it all out and stay on track through the ups and downs of divorce.
Many conflicts can be resolved without going to court. Whether it’s about a contract or a neighbor’s tree or anything else over which there can be a dispute, working with a mediator can provide people with the tools to determine workable solutions.
"Who knew you were such a bad ass? Thank you!"
"You have been my guardian angel!!"
"Thank you and [I] appreciate everything you have done to take care [of] all matters."
"It was nice working with you."