Getting Divorced? Did You Know That You Can Save Money If You Use a Mediator Rather Than an Attorney? Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, San Dimas

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Call a mediator!

In the past when couples couldn’t agree on a financial and /or custodial arrangement there only option was to turn to an attorney. Unfortunately, attorney fees can be outrageous! A new option is to use a mediator to help you make these decisions. She or he has all the knowledge and paperwork you’ll need to file for your divorce and they can file your paperwork for you. The best part is that their fees to work with you will be substantially less than working with an attorney.

When a couple comes to see me, I help them and their family through the difficult transition of a divorce. If they cannot settle items between themselves, I also suggest they work with a mediator on legal and custody issues until their paperwork is completed.

I know an excellent mediator in Glendora. Her name is Sheila Gutierrez and her practice is called Counseling and Mediation. I’m sure that she would be happy to answer your questions. Tell her I suggested you give her a call! You can find her on the Internet.

Would you like to work with me on transitioning into your divorce?



About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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