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Description of Practice
Consensus Without Court Mediation Path Silicon Valley specializes in mediating family disputes arising out of situations such as trust and estate administration, will contests, care of aging parents, divorce, and other family conflicts. Family matters are fueled by emotions. Mediation deals with both facts and emotions. Mediation is a voluntary process that all parties agree to participate in with the goal of reaching a satisfactory resolution of the dispute. In court, the judge makes the decision for you. In a court proceeding, there is a winner and a loser. Our mediation process allows the parties to design their own resolution to their dispute resulting in a solution that can benefit everyone.
Linda Silveria - Partner Linda is an attorney in San Jose, California. Her practice specializes in trust, estate planning, trust administration and probate. She volunteers as a mediator to Santa Clara County. Linda received a 40-hour training in interest-based mediation through Compassion in Understanding in Conflict, as well as completing the 40-hour program through the County of Santa Clara. Linda has been a member of Collaborative Practice for ten years. She routinely takes classes at Stanford in neuroscience, brain functioning, compassion, and graphic recording. Linda believes that mediated settlements are preferable to court decisioned cases. Linda works to be the mediator who brings peace into the room. She has completed the compassion class through Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). Sophia Delacotte - Partner Sophia is an Alumna of La Sorbonne Law School in Paris. Before settling in the US in 2007, Sophia lived in France in England and in Germany where she worked for different companies. She spent most of her professional life negotiating deals in a large variety of situations. Sophia has extensive negotiation skills, she understands the necessity of listening " above and beyond" the conflict and is an all time supporter of transactional conflict resolution. Sophia also has the ability to adapt to a large variety of situations and personalities across cultures. Sophia is currently a real estate agent in Santa Clara County and has dedicated part of her business to help and assist buyers and sellers in difficult situations such as foreclosure, divorce, and probate. Sophia received a 40-hour training in interest-based mediation through Compassion in Understanding in Conflict. She also assists as a pro bono mediator in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Trust and Estate ( pre and post-mortem), Probate and, Divorce Cases.
MPSV Founders Continuing Education: https://www.mediationpathsiliconva
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Why Work With Us? Transparency and Truthfulness If you would like to find a swift and peaceful solution to the conflict in your family, let’s talk. Together, we will assess the situation and determine how we can help your family. When we meet, expect us to listen to you and answer your questions in an upfront, truthful and professional manner. Committed And Results Driven Being tenacious and not giving up is key. We strive to reach a full settlement of the case. We can also, work to resolve some issues of the case. If your case is already in court, we can still work with you and your lawyers to resolve specific issues. We also have the ability to help parties and their lawyers reach an agreement on how the case will proceed in court in the future. This is not just a job. We work relentlessly to provide innovative methods to help people in conflict peacefully resolve disputes. Virtual Mediation: Connecting People Wherever They Are As a reminder, virtual mediation is a process by which parties can settle their disputes online without the need for in-person appearances. Meetings are conducted by video, teleconference, or over the phone. We know for a fact, that is not uncommon for parties to reside in different places: in another county in another state and/or in another country. At MPSV, we give a chance to all parties to be part of the mediation process by working remotely with those who cannot attend in person whether they are family members, beneficiaries, lawyers, etc. Based on our experience, virtual mediations are not different from in-person mediations. In both cases, the deciding factors remain the willingness of the parties to mitigate their differences and to find a solution that can benefit all of them as well as the commitment and persistence of the mediators to help the parties reach a settlement.
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
Divorces- Trust and Estate (pre and post -mortem), Probate cases.
Complex Case Experience
Contact Us and Talk to Us For Free Before You Commit Looking back at the questions asked over the phone or by emails from people who contact us, it is obvious that people do not know how mediation works. Therefore, if you want to know if mediation can help you and your family in a given situation you can either go online and try to learn more about the mediation process on your own Or you can simply get in touch with us to set up a free consultation and find out whether or not our services are right for you.
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