Experienced Mediator

Mediation is a private, confidential and cooperative process where both parties are encouraged to work together toward an equitable resolution.

Mediation Process

In mediation, the clients make their own decisions with guidance from the mediator.  As a neutral who listens carefully to each side, the mediator helps fashion a resolution fair to all parties. Vivian Holley is an experienced Mediator based in the San Francisco Bay Area who for the last 37 years has served clients from all over the world.  She is particularly protective of the children keeping the children’s interest in the forefront in any separation or divorce. She counsels her clients and assists them in creating a parenting plan which takes into account the needs of the children.

Mediation is not only an appropriate vehicle for resolving disputes, but it can also help establish agreements from the beginning which will prevent future problems from arising. For instance, pre-marital agreements or business entity formations can benefit from the input of a trained, experienced mediator who facilitates discussion of important issues and allows you to create a framework for resolution. Whether you are joining or separating lives, disputing property or custody, forming or dissolving a business, or wrestling with knotty estate, trust, and probate issues, mediation with Ms. Holley provides a cost-effective and timely approach to reach a fair solution and to find peace of mind.

In family Mediation Advantages and Disadvantages law matters including divorces, Ms. Holley usually mediates alone with couples and parties without additional costly attorneys present. CPA’s, appraisers, realtors, pension evalulators or other neutral experts are engaged if needed. Ms. Holley’s office prepares all the legal paper work if both parties request that service. Consulting attorneys for the parties may be present at the mediation sessions if the clients request their attendance.

In family law matters including divorces, Ms. Holley usually mediates alone with couples and parties without additional costly attorneys present. CPA’s, appraisers, realtors, pension evaluators or other neutral experts are engaged if needed. Ms. Holley’s office prepares all the legal paper work if both parties request that service. Consulting attorneys for the parties may be present at the mediation sessions if the clients request their attendance.

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I had a very good opinion of the attorney, Ms. Holley, who acted as Mediator in my divorce from my ex wife. Ms. Holley explained the process of divorce through mediation, what rights each of us had; and gave us information about the community property laws of California. She was very thorough even though our divorce was very emotional and difficult. Throughout the process I found Ms. Holley to be knowledgeable, competent, understanding and fair to each of us.

– Yury K. San Francisco Bay Area