Mediating with Emily


A positive approach, a new beginning

Divorce is not a battle to win, but a problem to solve.

Emily can help your family reach fair and reasonable agreements and avoid going to court. She is skilled at creating an environment of respect and dignity, utilizing her decades of experience as a family law attorney and compassionate mediator. De Falla Law prepares and files all the paperwork, taking that burden off you and allowing you to focus on your family’s future.

Divorce doesn’t have to mean a costly and painful court battle. Mediation is a simpler, cost-effective, non-adversarial alternative to litigation. Couples who go through mediation are glad they did. Working together with a mediator is more peaceful and results in less anger and frustration.

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A Cooperative, Respectful Process

Emily’s role as a mediator is to facilitate meetings between you and your spouse, guide you through divorce negotiations and maintain a balance of power. As a neutral third party, she does not represent either spouse nor does she take sides. She provides you with a safe environment for dialogue and keeps the discussion focused on working out agreements that work for both people on the most important issues.

Mediation is especially beneficial when the case involves children. Mediation can help you avoid a child custody battle. Emily will work with you and your spouse so the needs of the children come first, a peaceful resolution is the priority, resulting in less emotional stress.

Mediation saves time and money. Mediation avoids the formal court process and drawn out litigation, saving you time and extensive attorney fees. Meetings are set up to work with your schedule, including after hours if necessary, to reach resolution as soon as possible.

“To say that Emily goes the extra mile for her clients, is an understatement. I have worked with other attorneys and none of them come close to Emily. She cares about what she is doing and treats her clients with concern and respect. Without Emily, I would not be where I am now.”

— T.P., Brentwood


Consulting Attorney

Emily consults with individuals who are currently involved in a mediation process who would like independent legal advice from an experienced family law attorney. Her role as a consulting attorney is to maintain the integrity of the mediation process while helping you make informed decisions based on your personal goals and interests.

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Legal Guidance and Support


If you and your fiancé desire a prenuptial agreement, De Falla Law can produce an equitable and balanced document. You may be concerned that it will cause some stress to discuss money, death, or divorce at this happy time, but you can relax. Emily is experienced in handling the discussions in a positive, efficient, and cost effective way.


Sometimes couples decide they want to make an agreement about their community property, separate property, debts, or other financial issues while they are married. These agreements are called marital agreements, and usually require the help of a lawyer. De Falla Law can provide you with expert guidance and draft the document so you can be sure your intentions are properly carried out.

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