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Description of Practice
Divorce, Uncoupling, Parenting Plans, Custody, other family issues. Online mediation to guide in couples in making agreements for their specific needs.
Private Practice Divorce Mediation and Legal Document Preparation Real Estate: Dunlevy Realty Broker/Partner Residential Real Estate Sales Mortgage Loan Sales Residential and Commercial Property Management Investment Industry: T. Rowe Price Certified Financial PlannerTM Planning and Guidance for Individual Investors Retirement Plan Meeting Los Angeles City Attorney Dispute Resolution Program LAPD Biased Policing Complaint Program Mediation Conciliation Facilitation Training/Coaching Los Angeles City Attorney Neighborhood Justice Program Facilitation Panel Member Los Angeles County Superior Court Ventura County Superior Court Mediation Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services Mediation Arbitration Southern California Family Mediation Edmund E. Edmund Children’s Dependency Court Mediation Coaching Training
Including but not limited to: Couple/Family, Property Owner, Homeowner, Patient/Physician, Customer/Merchant, Utility, Construction Contractor, Real Property Owner, Neighbor, Community Organization. In 1991, I began mediating for the Los Angeles City Attorney Dispute Resolution Program. Since then, I have mediated for divorce and family issues in my private practice, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Ventura County Superior Court, Los Angeles County Bar Association (currently), Edmund E. Edelman Children's Dependency Court (currently). See https://whistlermediate.com/
Southern California Mediation Association, Critical Race Theory
Southern California Mediation Association, Equal Rights for the LGBT Community
High Conflict Institute, Proposal Focused Mediation for High Conflict Disputes
Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute, Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions & Impasse
Los Angeles City Attorney Dispute Resolution Program, Family Law Mediation Training
Los Angeles City Attorney Dispute Resolution Program Conciliator/Mediator Training
Mosten Divorce Mediation Training
Southern Caliifornia Family Mediation, Dependency Mediation Training
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
I help people to put aside their anger and hurt so they can come to a resolution that benefits the whole family. My style of mediation is a hybrid of facilitative and transformative. I act as a guide to keep the parties on track and to explore beyond their positions. See https://whistlermediate.com/
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
A divorcing couple and two children. The agreement covered division of assets (home, business interest, retirement plans, custody, parenting plans) 9 total mediation hours Legal document preparation for the divorce legal process.
Complex Case Experience
When dealing with high conflict cases involving topics such as divorce, parenting, post-adoption visitation, etc. most cases are complex.
Standard Mediation Fee: $175/hour After discussing a couple's situation, I can make a fixed price to cover an estimated number of mediation-hours.
Marvin really made the whole process of our separation and divorce much easier. He helped us approach what could have been a very difficult situation (kids, shared property, etc.) with care, professionalism, and impartial mediation services.This testimonial was reported by Marvin Whistler on behalf of Pamela Hopson., 2020
Marvin was an indispensable guide to me and my ex as we navigated the complicated waters of putting together a co-parenting plan for our beloved toddler daughter.The end of a relationship is no picnic and itʼs especially difficult when there is a child involved. But Marvin always made himself available to us in the lead up to mediation and on more than one occasion took the time to hop on a phone call to answer our questions.
Along the way Marvin supplied us with all the materials we might need to educate ourselves about the relevant topics so that our mediation could proceed as efficiently as possible, avoiding surprise and hurt feelings.
When it came time for the actual mediation session, Marvin was balanced, patient, and informed. The experience of working with him left me with great respect for his trade and specifically Marvinʼs ability to make all parties feel heard without bias.
We completed the session with a document everyone understood and could agree on. Marvin even took the time to do updates on our final draft so all parties were happy with specific wording.
In the end, mediation with Marvin Whistler was painless. Which is really saying something considering how painful the end of a relationship can be.
I would highly recommend enlisting Marvin Whistlerʼs mediation services if you ever have the unenviable need of reaching an agreement when agreement seems impossible. James Lotter , 2020