Eastern Sierra Mediation
Mediation is an informal, practical and affordable alternative to litigation, particularly in uncontested divorce. It is a process for resolving disputes where a neutral mediator assists the parties in reaching a mutually satisfactory settlement. During a mediation Vikki Bauer is able to help people make decisions together and write up any agreement you both come up with so that you may have a lawyer review it before signing. Her personal style is to facilitate the process while supporting the people and adhering to the Standards of Practice for Professional Family Mediators.
Divorce Mediation – Mammoth Lakes, California
Divorce mediation can help you to end your marriage without the acrimony of litigation, allowing you to save time and money. The problems associated with a litigated divorce are built into the adversarial system and they are costly, frustrating and have unknown outcomes. Mediation allows a couple to design their own outcomes that suit their own situations in a confidential and voluntary process. No legal advice is given during the process, only legal information so that you can make well-informed, fair decisions and it will be up to the parties to complete the court paperwork.
If there is only one party seeking to resolve a conflict Vikki can help support their ability to engage in, manage and productively resolve conflict by acting as conflict resolution coach for that single party. Using a conflict coach can reduce lawyer’s fees in a litigated divorce by limiting the lawyer’s time to the legal questions rather than the full spectrum of emotional and financial issues that go hand in hand with divorce. After spending eight years in the trenches of county government as a Mono County supervisor and then completing law school, I decided there had to be a better way to handle conflict. Mediation seemed a natural fit for me after endless hours of both consensus building and a lack thereof. I find the study of conflict and how to help people work through it a rewarding endeavor.
Vikki Bauer – Mammoth Lakes and Mono County Mediator
While completing law school online, I also completed a professional certificate in conflict resolution from UC Davis Extension. I have attended continuing education at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law and I have attended the Family Mediation training at The Orange County Human Relations Commission. I am currently in the process of training to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I am an approved mediator for the Mono County Courts.