Services

Mediation/Settlement Conferencing:

My favorite interaction with attorneys and their clients is helping them come to a satisfactory settlement of their issues. After the attorneys have exchanged settlement statements, including proposals for settlement, I meet with them in the attorney’s offices. I usually schedule a full day for this conference.

Discovery Referee:

With a Stipulation and Order for Discovery Referee, I am available to make quick decisions regarding discovery disputes including (among other activities) creating a discovery plan, tracking compliance with the plan and being available for depositions. Most of these activities can be handled through email and telephone conferencing.

Hearing Officer:

With a Stipulation and Order for Judge Pro Tem or CCP 638 Referee, I am available to hear all Family Law motions within the minimum time period allowed by the CCP.

Trials:

With a Stipulation and Order for Judge Pro Tem or CCP 638 Referee, I will hear trials on consecutive days limited only by the attorneys’ and clients’ and witnesses’ calendars. You do not have to wait for a year to have your matter heard.

Entry of Judgments:

With a Stipulation and Order for Judge Pro Tem I can be available on short notice to review the marital settlement agreement and accompanying pleadings to assure compliance with the court’s requirements, and execute the Judgment for a flat rate of $600.

Case Management:

Get a head start on the FC section 2450etseq Family Centered Case Resolution Plan by entering into case management with a judge pro tem at the beginning of your case. I will assist the two attorneys in developing the plan of action with the goal of completing your matter within the 12 to 18 month time frame required by CRC 5.83 fast track compliance, and (with a Stipulation and Order for Judge Pro Tem) make quick decisions about procedure.

Judge Pro Tem for All Purposes:

And if you want all of the above in one package, a judge pro tem for all purposes is the way to go. From the FCCR plan through discovery, through settlement talks, motions, and trials, the Stipulation and Order for judge pro tem for all purposes will allow me to help you with the entire matter.

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