Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed... more
Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed therapist who serves the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 35 years helping her clients achieve peaceful and just settlements in family law matters - including separation and divorce - Vivian Holley is one of the most experienced, accomplished and resourceful practitioners in the field of family law, offering the... view profile
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically... more
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically concern the ownership, management or control of a business, diverse contractual issues, financial torts, and/or government regulatory issues. I also handle many cases in the media and technology industries, with particular experience in First Amendment defense (anti-SLAPP motions) and motion picture, TV and video ... view profile
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements),... more
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements), with an emphasis on Collaborative Practice and serving as a neutral mediator. I help clients to reach fair and equitable resolutions that respect the needs of both parents and the needs of their children. I believe clients should have every opportunity to craft their own solutions when their family undergoes a ... view profile
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife... more
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife Marlou Belyea, a clinical pyschologist and university professor, have two grown children. We enjoy foreign travel, books, movies and taking care of rescue dogs.
I am an attorney committed to empowering all people, regardless of income. As a... more
I am an attorney committed to empowering all people, regardless of income. As a child, I grew up in a single parent household watching my mother struggle to make ends meet. As a result, I became committed to helping people improve their lives. I decided I could make the greatest impact in the legal field. I began my legal career at the New College of California, School of Law. At the time, it w... 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.
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