The end of a marriage is an emotionally painful and difficult time for you, your spouse and your family. Especially once lawyers and the Courts get involved.
There's an easier way through the dissolution process, one that protects your family, your finances and your future, and minimizes the often painful side-effects.
I wrote this guide for you, to help you see that divorce doesn't have to be a "fight to the death" affair that drags on forever, that you don't have to spend your last dollar on legal bills or alienate your children in the process.
Allow me to guide you through the marriage termination journey with minimal conflict, turmoil and expense.
Download the attached guide and discover what you can do to dissolve your marriage and finish happy within a year.
Victoria D'Cotledge is a family law mediator with 30+ years experience in mediating family law cases. She runs D'Cotledge Mediation (#familylawuncomplicated), a mediation practice focusing exclusively on marriage and child custody cases, and serves all 58 Counties throughout the State of California.
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Couldn't have asked for an easier mediation. Full disclosure- my ex and I are on very good terms and had an idea of how we were going to handle child custody and finances but the crazy thing for us was getting through the court system in LA.
I found Victoria on Yelp and she was exactly what we needed. She banged out our paperwork without having to meet with us. We did everything over the phone and through email. There are incredible amounts of paperwork (which my ex had weeded through initially) and she was able to get them filled out and into court system within a few weeks. I believe its only been about 4 months since we first talked to Victoria and our divorce was finalized this week!!
- Marisa F. (Los Angeles, CA)
I just had the simplest, least painful divorce ever with Victoria, and I never even met her. I had a pre-nuptial agreement and we had a simple plan with no kids and no property, but I couldn't seem to figure out how to do the divorce process on my own. I found her here on Yelp, and found the reviews to be helpful and correct. She talked with me about my situation the first night I called, for free and in detail. She gave me a good price, and handled everything easily and smoothly via emails and texting, and phone calls when needed. She responded usually almost instantly, like when a typo was found, and fixed it quickly. There were a couple of typos but normal human error stuff, nothing they held things up. She was realistic with me in how long the process would take, and I appreciated her being direct and to the point. Her price was fair; about average from what I was finding. She even rounded down for me, which I appreciated. Compared to another lawyer who wouldn't even meet talk with me without a hefty consult fee, Victoria was downright reasonable! My divorce paperwork just came in the mail; all is done and final; and within 8 or 9 months from when I first contacted her. Almost exactly the time frame what she quoted me. I really appreciate the professionalism and ease in which this difficult process was handled.
- Beth P. (Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA)
Wow. Where do I start about this wonderful lady that I was lucky enough to cross paths with? Let me start by telling everyone the nightmare I was in when I reached out to Victoria for help.
Back story: I had hired a "mediator" who, for $799.00, promised me divorce paperwork that would take my marriage to dissolution, "no probs". Little did I know at the time, that SHE would be causing all of those issues, not my divorce case itself which was uncontested even with a child involved. And she was the one I could barely reach every time a problem showed it's face. Long story short, my paperwork was rejected by the Courts (I mean, this woman had NO idea!) and I didn't know what the F-else to do.
I looked to Yelp. And found Victoria. And I called her. I let myself go when we first talked and just in that short, 10-minute conversation, she was like a rainbow in a horrible mess I was led to by the original mediator I'd hired.
Victoria just knew what the hell she was doing; she even SOUNDED like she knew what she was doing and I ran with it. I'm SO glad that I did. Victoria expertly re-did the entire paperwork the other woman had made a dog's dinner of. She even talked about forms that were necessary and MISSING from the original paperwork, that I had no prior idea I needed at all.
Papers were accurately completed in such a timely manner; it's clear she was super qualified and she knew her craft. It gave me such a peace of mind - and guess what? My divorce was finalized without issue as of June 19, 2015.
Victoria is worth every single dime she charges AND she's a pleasure to work with! She's the ultra-professional and you won't regret hiring her services. Given the situation I was in, I made sure to check references this time and everyone came through. But mostly, Victoria came through for me and I will gush about her until I'm blue in the face.
- Shoobie D (Los Angeles, CA)