Mediation Services

Division of Marital Property

Focused On Seeking the Best Possible Outcome in Your Case

Armando Villegas & Associates offers mediation services to those who wish to jointly determine the parameters of their divorce (dissolution), legal separation, or parentage matter. Sternberg Family Law will assist parties in open discussion and negotiation on how they wish to transition to the next stage of their lives and that of their children. With the legal guidance of our attorneys, the parties will commence and finalize their matter in an amicable and equitable manner and without appearing in Court.

Conflict Resolution:

Mediation provides a structured and facilitated environment for couples to discuss their issues and conflicts openly. The mediator helps both parties communicate effectively and work toward mutually agreeable solutions. This can be particularly helpful in addressing issues related to communication problems, financial disagreements, parenting disputes, and more.

Communication Improvement:

Mediation can help couples develop better communication skills, which are essential for resolving conflicts and maintaining a healthy relationship. The mediator can teach techniques for active listening and effective communication, which can benefit the couple in the long term.


Mediation encourages couples to take an active role in making decisions about their marriage, rather than having decisions imposed by a court or other authority. This allows couples to have greater control over the outcome and tailor solutions to their specific needs and circumstances.


Mediation is a private and confidential process. Unlike court proceedings, which are often a matter of public record, mediation sessions remain confidential, providing a safe space for couples to discuss personal and sensitive issues.


Mediation is often more cost-effective than pursuing a legal divorce or separation. It can save couples time and money by avoiding lengthy court battles and legal fees.

Co-Parenting Support:

For couples with children, mediation can be beneficial in developing co-parenting plans and resolving custody and visitation issues. Mediators can help parents create parenting agreements that are in the best interests of the children.

Preservation of Relationships:

While mediation can lead to divorce or separation if that is the best course of action, it can also help couples reconcile and work through their problems, potentially saving the marriage. Mediators are trained to assist with both divorce and reconciliation.

Emotional Support:

Mediators often provide emotional support to couples during the process, helping them manage the stress and emotions associated with marital conflict and the decision-making process.