Skip the Courtroom Drama

Save Time, Money, and Sanity with Your Divorce Dispute Resolution Expert!

At Zonder Family Law Dispute Resolution Services (ZFLDRS), a new service of ZFLG, we understand the emotional toll and financial strain that public divorce court litigation can bring. Our mission is to offer an alternative, one that prioritizes your peace, privacy, and financial well-being.

Led by a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) with over 30 years of experience, we specialize in steering divorce proceedings away from the courtroom (“No-Court”), ensuring a smoother, more amicable resolution for all parties involved.

Our Client-Centric Services

1. Divorce Mediation:

Our flagship service involves guiding both parties through a structured, yet flexible, mediation process.

Success Story: Consider the case of Alex and Jordan, a couple at an impasse after 20 years of marriage. As is typical of many mediation clients, each was taking an opposite position about what level of child and spousal support would be proper. One spouse had numerous Amgen benefits including different types of stock grants. Each client had interests in a 401K and pension plan though they were not equal in amount. The foregoing is an anonymized depiction.

Through our mediation process help either in our office or via Zoom, clients have been able to:

  • discuss and resolve complex issues like asset division, spousal support, and retirement division.
  • hammer out the details of their settlement with separate private sessions when tensions ran high
  • quickly release threats of court when each consulted with his/her respective consulting mediation attorney
  • each client was given sufficient financial documentation and access to a neutral financial professional who served as an allied professional to the mediation
  • reach a comprehensive agreement that suited the needs of both parties
  • finalize divorce without setting foot in a courtroom, preserving their dignity and the well-being of their college-aged children

Mediator Proposal: Your Path to Resolution

Should mediation reach an impasse, we offer a unique “Mediator Proposal.” This non-binding recommendation provides an expertly crafted solution, which you are free to accept, modify, or decline. It’s designed to offer a constructive way forward, respecting your autonomy and needs.

2. Private Voluntary Settlement Conference:

For a flat fee, our experienced attorney/mediator acts as a Private Settlement Conference Officer to facilitate discussions and negotiations outside the courtroom. If both clients have counsel, the VSC appointment can be booked online. Terms and conditions apply.

Why Choose a Private VSC? It’s an opportunity to resolve disputes with the guidance of a seasoned mediator, avoiding the adversarial nature and unpredictability of court battles. This process promotes collaboration and leads to mutually beneficial outcomes.

3. Non-Binding Arbitration/Special Master Work:

Our non-binding arbitration service provides a swift, informal hearing that bypasses formal court procedures and evidence rules.

Collaboration for Your Benefit: We work closely with financial and mental health professionals to prepare a detailed, non-binding report. This approach reduces trial preparation time, costs, and emotional stress, while providing a clear direction for dispute resolution.

Why Zonder Family Law Dispute Resolution?

  • Experience: Leverage our 30+ years of expertise in family law to navigate your divorce.
  • Compassion: Our approach is rooted in understanding and empathy.
  • Cost-Effective: Save on the high costs associated with traditional divorce proceedings.
  • Privacy: Keep your personal matters confidential and away from public records.
  • Control: You retain control over the outcome of your divorce, rather than leaving it in the hands of a public courtroom judge.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of a mediator who understands the nuances of California family law and brings decades of experience to the table.
  • Flexible Solutions: Whether it’s asset division, child custody, or other unresolved issues, we work with you to find creative, equitable solutions.

Begin Your Journey to a Peaceful Resolution

If you’re ready to move forward with dignity and avoid the adversarial divorce process, ZFLDRS is here to guide you. Our commitment to compassionate, expert-led services has made a difference in the lives of countless Californians — let us make a difference in yours.

Contact Us: To learn more about our services or to schedule your consultation, please reach out to us.

[805] 777-7740 |

Zonder Family Law Dispute Resolution Services - Guiding You to a Peaceful Tomorrow

For general educational information about various dispute resolution options, please see which is presented by the California Courts.