Monty A. McIntyre is a mediator and Relentless Optimist®. His mission is to bring... more
Monty A. McIntyre is a mediator and Relentless Optimist®. His mission is to bring peace into the lives of people by excellently helping them settle disputes. Through preparation, patience, perception, persuasion, and persistence Monty A. McIntyre creatively helps people obtain rapid, reasonable resolution of their disputes. He relentlessly pursues closure. Mr. McIntyre has settled over a tho... view profile
Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as designated by the State Bar of... more
Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as designated by the State Bar of California. Ms. Lewis specializes in Alternative Dispute Resolution in family law, and has had extensive training in mediation and Collaborative divorces. Ms. Lewis is a managing partner at Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP in San Diego County and a professor at the University of San Diego.
Jan Stocks has been handling family law matters such as divorce and custody cases... more
Jan Stocks has been handling family law matters such as divorce and custody cases and divorce mediation for 35 years. Jan also handles surrogacy and adoption matters. Jan is a California State Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Family Law Specialist and has been one since the specialty was first created in 1980. Jan has served as the Chair of the San Diego County Bar Certified Family L... view profile
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I... more
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternat... view profile
After working in the Family Support Division of The San Diego County District... more
After working in the Family Support Division of The San Diego County District Attorney's Office, I became an associate at Grace, Neumeyer Otto, where I represented various insurance companies and major automobile manufacturers including Ford, Mazda, and General Motors. Thereafter, as Senior Trial Counsel for United Services Automobile Association (USAA), I was responsible for litigating a wide... view profile
Ms. Snider founded Beatrice L. Snider APC Family Law Group in 1974. The 10-attorney... more
Ms. Snider founded Beatrice L. Snider APC Family Law Group in 1974. The 10-attorney firm is devoted exclusively to family law issues with a sub-specialty in complex property issues. Ms. Snider obtained her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in 1973 and her Bachelor of Arts from California Western/United States International University in 1970. She was admitted to the State... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.