Robert Glasser

Glasser Mediation Services
Divorce, Mediation
"Results-Not Regrets"
Santa Ana, California 92705

949-752-2727

Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Conflict, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Family, Inheritance Disputes, Legal Separation, LGBT, Marital Property, PostNuptials, PreNuptials


Robert Glasser

 

Robert received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1966. and he is an honors graduate from the UCLA School of Law. He was then appointed Law Clerk to the US District Court for the District of Alaska in 1969, serving with distinction in that District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

He has over 36 years of experience in Family Law, spanning 1972-2008. He has always focused on problem solving and solutions, rather than combative "warfare" He and his wife Jann have been in the team practice of mediation since 1984. Robert is currently restricting his practice to the field of mediation.

MEDIATE OR LITIGATE ?
 
One of the first thoughts many people have after recognizing that a divorce is inevitable is to  find a lawyer. You may be unaware that there are other alternatives, such as mediation. This is a time limited  confidential process in which both you and your spouse meet with neutral third parties who help you decide on the division of parenting  responsibilities, where your children will live, how decisions will be made, and the financial issues of property and support. In many cases,  mediation yields a more satisfactory resolution than an extended legal battle. How do you know which is right for you and in the best  interests of your children?
 
 
While every case is unique, are are some broad guidelines:
 

 
CHOOSE LITIGATION WHEN:
 
  • There is a history or current threat of violence in the family.
    You cannot talk or negotiate freely if you fear for your safety.
  • Animosity between you and your spouse is so great you could not sit in the same room together.
    If being together triggers severe stress, better to leave the direct communication to an attorney.
  • Your partner refuses to disclose financial information.
    Good faith negotiation cannot occur if one person is withholding vital information.
  • You and your partner, even with a third person, are unwilling to discuss the choices available.
  • Your partner is unlikely to keep regular appointments.
 
 
 
CHOOSE MEDIATION WHEN:
 
  • Your primary concern is your children's well-being.
    Research shows that when there is less parental conflict during and after the divorce,  children adjust more easily and are more likely to meet their potential as they reach adulthood.
  • You are considering joint or shared custody. Mediators are trained to  write detailed agreements covering a wide angle of issues and situations as they relate to parenting.
  • Despite intense hurt or anger, you want to keep the process as civil and peaceful as possible.
    Mediation offers an opportunity to improve and keep the lines of communication open for future cooperation as parents, even as your  children enter adulthood.
  • You are unable to spend thousands of dollars in court costs and lawyers' fees.
  • You want to maintain some control and dignity during a very difficult time.
    During a separation and subsequent divorce, your self esteem can get pretty battered. The winner/loser mentality of the litigation process often aggravates  those feelings. Mediation, on the other hand, rests on the premise that each person has legitimate concerns.
 
 
If you are still unsure which way to proceed, consider consulting with both a mediator and an  attorney. Some professionals offer free or low cost initial consultations. Ask questions about  the procedure, time frame, costs, payment method, the percentage of cases they  successfully settle, other expert consultants you would need in the process, and any other  question you feel has not been answered to make you feel comfortable in making an informed  choice. Remember that you can stop mediation at any time and hire a lawyer to litigate. Or, if  you've started working with a lawyer, you can shift to mediation, then return to a lawyer for  legal advice and to file your mediated agreement with the court.

CONTACT US

 
 
Mailing Address
 
901 Dove Street, Suite 205 Newport Beach, CA 92660-3036
 
Contact Us By Phone
 
Telephone: (949) 752-2727
 
Facsimile: (949) 752-1865
 
General Info
 

 

Our Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm