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Laurie Amaya

You and your family will benefit from choosing Mediation to resolve your family law issues. Mediation provides divorcing couples and parents the opportunity to resolve their issues out of court, keeping control of the decisions for themselves (and not a judge), EVEN when they have difficulty communicating and/or do not see eye to eye! My goal as a mediator is bridge the communication gap, help you explore and create ideas and options for resolution, and formalize your agreements. My practice is dedicated to efficient and reasonably priced resolutions to enable you to resolve your disputes at a reasonable cost and focus on your future!

I have the experience and insight not only from mediating but from 30 years as a family law attorney and collaborator. I practice only Family Law and I am dedicated to helping parties find peaceful and cost effective resolutions to their family law disputes.

ADR Experience

I have been resolving divorce matters through Collaboration and Mediation for over 20 years. My practice is primarily focused on Mediation.


I believe that there is always a way to find a resolution. I do not have a one size fits all approach but will work with the parties to address the conflicts and road blocks on the way to finding a resolution.


University of California, Santa Cruz -Bachelor of Art 1988
Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor 1993

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

My hourly rate is $350 per hour.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators