MS. RAMOS is a 1993 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego and a... more
MS. RAMOS is a 1993 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego and a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. A former Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County, Ms. Ramos became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 2005 and is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar A... view profile
After starting my trial law practice in 1983, I became convinced that the ordinary... more
After starting my trial law practice in 1983, I became convinced that the ordinary person has a difficult time daling with litigation, including its unpredictability and expense. In 1999, I left the traditional practice and begand calling myself a "counselor at law" - offering affordable legal advice and making referrals to litigators when one was needed. In 2014, I have published a book called... 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.