The Law Offices of

B J Fadem & Associates, APC

Certified Family Law Specialist

Mediation can be used for several Family Law legal issues such as Divorce, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Property Division & Characterization, Second Parent Adoption, Legal Separation, or even Domestic Violence cases. Attorney B J Fadem, with 32 years’ experience in Family Law has helped 1000’s of clients settle their matters through Mediation without ever having to step into a courtroom.

Attorney B J Fadem, as a Mediator attempts to bring the parties’ disputes to an early resolution through several meetings. The Courts are not involved. The parties do not have to be represented by Counsel, but may.

As a Mediator Attorney B J Fadem has assisted 1000’s of people resolve their issues without the huge complications of Court procedures, documents, and conflicts.

It first starts with a consultation with all parties involved to discuss the issue(s) involved and the goals that are desired. B J Fadem will advise all parties involved what will be required to make the Mediation move as smooth, civil and uncomplicated as possible. The time frame for completion of the process will depend on the requirements of the legal issues. B J Fadem will guide you throughout the entire process to reach your goals as desired.

Mediation is less expensive than going through a Court Trial. It is usually faster than waiting for a Court’s calendar. Furthermore, clients have more control over the decisions made, whereas if you go to Court the Judge will decide for you. Once there is an agreement through Mediation, Attorney B J Fadem drafts the paperwork, processes the documents through the Court, and obtains the Judge’s signature on Judgments and orders. The case is settled.

If your case is a high-conflict matter and/or the opposing party is not willing to settle the matter civilly or politely, Mediation is not what you are looking for. Attorney B J Fadem will not Mediate if both parties are not willing to submit to the process and are eager to settle the matter agreeably. Attorney B J Fadem also will not legally represent either party.

Common questions are:

What is the difference between Mediation and Arbitration?
Mediation is the process by which parties can settle a legal dispute through a third party (mediator) and compromise their issues with a fair settlement out of Court. Arbitration is a mini-trial held in an attempt to avoid a Court trial and conducted by a person or panel of people who are not Judges.

Can your Law Firm file our Legal documents in any County?

Yes. We can file in all California Counties and cities, including but not limited to: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humbolt County, Inyo County, King County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, and Yuba County.

Your issue may be time sensitive.

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Client Testimonials
  • BJ Fadem was my lawyer in a child custody case. He was incredible. He knew my fears and took the time to ease everyone of them. BJ was helpful with everything. He is about fair and what is best. I would not have made it through the process without him. BJ is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and straight forward. I would recommend him for anyone that is in need of a Family Law lawyer. Hated going through it, but he made it incredibly painless!Posted by Scot
  • I hired BJ Fadem and Associates to enforced my divorce settlement. BJ Fadem and Associates read through the entire divorce settlement and wrote a letter to my ex-husband pointing out what was not being enforced. BJ is very kind and makes you feel comfortable talking about the situation. BJ and his staff followed through on getting the tasks done and my ex husband complied with his responsiblities. The best possible outcome I could have expected and I couldn't have reached that result without BJ Fadem and his team!Anonymous
  • I have had several opportunities to consult with this law firm over the past few years. I have always received timely and courteous responses to my inquiries. The reason I return time and time again is knowledgeable employees and the respect I am treated with. I also think that the noncondensending matter in which I was treated was a prime factor. It was hard enough to go through what I did, I appreciated not being talked down to by some old stuffy lawyer. Though I have only consulted with Fadem Law, I have referred a few family members who were totally happy with the outcome of their cases.Posted by Claude
  • Mr Fadem is extremely knowledgeable of the laws. Felt he was very in tuned to my needs and fought those. Would definitely would use again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDPosted by Sharon
  • I endorse Mr FADEM Loved The Way He Went To Bat For Me Very Skilled!!! Mostly He Listened When I Thought I Had No Hope!!! Thanks For CaringPosted by Darrell Fears
  • I had a previous attorney who so screwed up my divorce that I almost lost my home, custody and my business!!! When I did my initial consultation with Mr. Fadem, him and and his staff immediately started working on my case to get things saved! The professionalism, customer service and legal knowledge this firm has is incredible!! I can't say enough!! My case is still going on. However, I am so grateful for all they have done and are doing on my behalf!Posted by anonymous
  • I have worked with Mr. Fadem on many occasions and he is as intelligent, professional, and dedicated as they come. His knowledge of family law is outstanding and I refer him to anyone who needs a specialized and highly skilled family law attorney.Posted by Emily
  • As a father with an extremely challenging custody situation, I went through several attorneys before retaining BJ Fadem. Without a doubt BJ has helped my case and my family reach favorable results more quickly and effectively than the collective effort of my first three attorneys combined. Based on years of favorable results and such a positive experience there is no way I would use any other law firm for custody or family law matters. BJ Fadem is absolutely one of the finest custody attorneys in the bay area.Posted by Gary
  • Professional and Skilled. Great Law Office! Mr. BJ Fadem is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney with great experience. Thank you!Larry
    California Jan 27, 2014