Family Law Attorney exclusively since 1980. I have been a San Diego Superior Court... more
Family Law Attorney exclusively since 1980. I have been a San Diego Superior Court Settlement Judge (Pro Tem) since 1994, helping other lawyers and their clients resolve their cases without the necessity and expense of going through with an expensive trial. Known for being completely honest with my clients, sometimes brutally so. Some attorneys will promise anything to get a client but I thi... 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
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a... more
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a sole practitioner in her own firm primarily devoted to family law. Ms. Heiskala obtained her Juris Doctorate from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1976. She was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1976, the Federal... 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.