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Divorce mediation is an informal, structured process for handling your divorce in which the parties involved voluntarily meet with trained and impartial mediators to resolve their dispute.

With Pacific Coast Mediation, the parties are the decision makers. The mediators do not decide the outcome, but help the parties reach their own agreement on issues of parenting plan, child support, spousal support, and the division of all property/assets/debts.

When you chose us for your divorce mediation, we guide you through a process that is structured yet informal, and 100% voluntary and confidential. Divorce mediation is a peaceful and affordable alternative to the traditional model of litigation. We also offer Online divorce mediation. With the high cost of living here in San Diego, it's a logical choice.

Why Mediate?

“Everyone at Pacific Coast Mediation is extremely knowledgable. They are professional, discrete and do a magnificent job working effectively with both parties. I highly recommend Pacific Coast Mediation to anyone going through a divorce.”

- Denise s., San diego

Confidential & mutually beneficial resolutions

At Pacific Coast Mediation, while we understand the past is what brought you here, we focus on the present and the future, using a solution oriented process. Our training and experience allows us to understand and manage complex challenges in order to heal conflicts in a balanced and judicious manner. Pacific Coast Mediation co-mediates all divorce, pre-marital, separation, marital and post-divorce mediation. That means you will receive a male and female mediator to support you in this process. We find this brings a nice balance to the process and the more brains working together the better!

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION?

Mediation is an informal yet structured process for handling your divorce in which the parties involved voluntarily meet with trained and impartial mediators to resolve their dispute.

CO-MEDIATION

Pacific Coast Mediation co-mediates all divorce, pre-marital, separation, marital and post- divorce mediation. That means you will receive a female and male mediator to support you in this process. We have found the team approach allows for more efficient use of time in session, allows for balance at the table, and having a male and female mediator eliminates the potential of perceived bias of one gender and provides for more professionals working together to benefit the clients.  All our attorney mediators are licensed attorneys in California. We have also secured a preferential rate for a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) if parties want/need the additional support of these experts.

YOU DECIDE

The mediators do not decide the outcome, but help the parties reach their own agreement on issues of parenting plan, child support, spousal support, and the division of all property/assets/debts.

PRIVACY
All financial and personal discussions relating to you and your children will be kept private unlike in court where all information becomes public record.
AGREEMENT

An agreement is reached when both parties are satisfied with all of the terms.  You chose to create your family and you should be the decision makers on how you will be restructuring the family; you know your unique needs and relationship better than we do so we will support you, facilitate the conversations on the issues that need to be decided, give you legal information (not legal advice) if needed, draft all the legal documents, file everything and guide the process for you both but we are not the decision makers, you are.

WHAT MAKES PCM UNIQUE?

NO LITIGATION: We only mediate and never litigate at PCM. It is unique to a mediation firm who doesn't ever litigate and only mediates. This allows our focus to always remain on the communication piece of your divorce.

TEAM MEDIATION: We are one of just a few mediation practices that co-mediates all divorces with both a male and female mediator. Our clients appreciate this unique and balanced perspective.  Having 2 mediators allows for a more efficient use of time as there are two mediators to keep the proposals going, ensure there is balance at the table, one to take notes while other continues the dialogue, two professionals to help brainstorm and provide legal information etc.

NO HIDDEN COSTS:  By offering package structured fees we ensure transparency in our fees.

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