My practice focuses on helping divorcing couples to resolve conflict through... more
My practice focuses on helping divorcing couples to resolve conflict through mediation, collaborative practice, and private judging, offering clients options for resolving disputes respectfully without going to court. My goal is that each client is satisfied that the best possible outcome was reached, using the most appropriate process for their circumstances. I... view profile
Former research attorney for the Sonoma County Superior Courts, with 30 years of... more
Former research attorney for the Sonoma County Superior Courts, with 30 years of general real estate related consultation and litigation experience. Mediation practice limited to non-family law matters.
The Apicella Law Office consists of knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated... more
The Apicella Law Office consists of knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated professionals. We have always been committed to getting our clients the best possible results at an affordable price. Call us today for a free consultation. We can discuss all aspects of your case and offer solutions on how best to proceed, along with a cost estimate so there are no suprises down the road. We are down... view profile
Dona Cohn-Payne has been practicing personal injury law for over27 years. She has... more
Dona Cohn-Payne has been practicing personal injury law for over27 years. She has extensive experience in automobile personal injury, civil litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, and products liability. She has been heavily involved in all aspects of litigation and mediation process. Ms. Cohn-Payne is also a judge pro-tem, adiscovery facilitator with the Sonoma County Superior... 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.