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No matter the issue, mediation is an approach that focuses on the party's mental, physical and psychological health, as well as that of the family. The future of the family depends on the success of the parties (parents) during this process. Buchanan Law & Mediation focuses on the family and couple to assist you in accomplishing this success. 


Terry Anne Buchanan has been working in family law since 1994 as a judicial clerk, as an attorney with Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton and as a sole practitioner. Each client is treated with individualized attention and respect. Unfortunately, that attention shifted in November 2012 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I worked diligently to successfully find alternate counsel or complete the work for existing client prior to treatment. Through that journey, though, I learned even more so the value of being able to make informed individual decisions; like the opportunities available to party's through mediation.


Why not start with mediation so you can be in control of the outcome from the beginning? Mediation avoids the win/lose feeling of a judicial decision.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    20 years
  2. Mediation: 40%
    20 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    20 years
  4. Alimony: 6%
    20 years
  5. Wills: 4%
    7 years



Hourly ($325-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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  • William Earl Winfield

    Ms. Buchanan is diligent, knowledgeable and reliable advocate. She will do a good job for you.


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Contact info

Buchanan Law & Mediation Center

2625 Townsgate Road
Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA, 91361


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateNordman Cormany Hair & Compton1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Loving Heart Hospice FoundationMember of the Board of Directors2009 - Present
American Red CrossVolunteer - Relay for Life2013 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
yhc MagazineDivorce Made Simpler2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawFamily LawJD - Juris Doctor1996