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Our Team

About California Divorce Mediators

Our team at California Divorce Mediators works hard for clients in Orange County, California, and the rest of Southern California.  Our client base ranges from divorcing spouses to co-parenting families needing child custody help to spouses who want to legally separate. We help people from all walks of life who are in difficult situations.

Don’t second-guess yourself by engaging a less experienced mediation firm because you want to think you can save on costs. Family mediation works when both parties commit to talking through all the issues. Mediators cannot make decisions for you, so you and the other party should choose someone who can skillfully guide you through the process. Experience matters when it comes to mediation – an experienced mediation team knows how to make it easier for people to understand each other’s point of view and reach an agreement they both find acceptable.

Our Mediation Philosophy

The California Divorce Mediators team understands that separation and divorce may be the most challenging times of your life. We strive for a compassionate and helpful approach to everyone’s issues that they bring to a mediation. We also understand how important convenience is for busy families, which is why we continue to offer virtual mediation options. 

Our founder Gerald “Gerry” A. Maggio recognized during his divorce and family law career that there was a true need in Southern California for trained, experienced, and knowledgeable divorce mediators. As he handled divorce and child custody cases for clients, he realized that going to court is not necessarily the best option for many families. Using mediation rather than the courts often helps people seeking a divorce by saving them time, money, or hassle. Gerry founded California Divorce Mediators in 2012 to give Southern Californians a trusted resource for divorce mediation. 

Look no further for an experienced mediation firm to handle your family law mediations. Our team always works to help you retain control over your life and reach a sustainable agreement in your dispute. California Divorce Mediators’ professionals have the in-depth and hands-on knowledge of divorce and family law issues that you need to resolve your case. 

When you need an experienced and knowledgeable mediator, California Divorce Mediators is the right firm to call. Learn more about our experience and services from our YouTube channel and informational website pages.

Gerry Maggio

Orange County-based family law attorney Gerald A. Maggio has over 22 years of legal experience. He and the rest of the California Divorce Mediators team pride themselves on providing a personalized approach to each mediation. Our mediators have received training in divorce and family law mediation, and we seek to always uphold the highest standards of helpfulness, compassion, and professionalism during mediations. 

Gerry Maggio became a California attorney in 1999 after he graduated from Western State University College of Law in Irvine and San Diego State University. He is proud to have received prestigious awards and honors for his legal services, including the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys for California. Gerry values his membership in several professional associations. In his spare time away from mediating cases and handling matters for clients, Gerry likes to travel with his wife and three children. He also plays golf and tennis.

California, admitted in 1999

Received prestigious legal awards, including from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Active member in professional associations.

Balances work and personal life effectively.

Colleen Hemingway

Ms. Hemingway concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law, including high asset dissolution, complex custody issues, protection from abuse and support matters. Her passion is helping her clients successfully proceed through and complete their family law matter with the least amount of emotional strife and monetary impact as possible. Ms. Hemingway strives to help her clients achieve their individual goals through a collaborative, resourceful, pragmatic, and compassionate approach. She has successfully represented many clients in the negotiation, litigation and resolution of their family law matters in both California and Nevada. 

 

Ms. Hemingway is a Certified Family Law Specialist in the State of California. She holds a master’s in law in Taxation and is a trained Mediator from Pepperdine University, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution as well as Mosten Guthrie Family Law Mediation Academy. 

California attorney, graduated in 1999.

Received prestigious legal awards, including from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Active member in professional associations.

Balances work and personal life effectively.

Ellie Fazeli

Ellie knows the importance of family and that as a parent you want to do what is best for your children. This is why she strives to do what is in our clients best interests as well as the child/children’s best interest when working on your case. Divorce and separation is difficult, emotional, and stressful. This is why it is important to Ms. Fazeli to get to know her clients in order to reach the most personalized and best results for them.

Ellie enjoys being involved in her community, camping, hiking in the outdoors and relaxing by the sea.

California attorney, graduated in 1999.

Received prestigious legal awards, including from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Active member in professional associations.

Balances work and personal life effectively.

Email Address

info@cadivorcemediators.com

Phone Number

(888) 258-8383

Contact Us

Reach out to us for a personalized touch to your important family law disputes. Our divorce and family law mediation services aim to help you resolve the issues that matter most. California Divorce Mediators’ experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals are here to speak with you. Call us right away at (888) 258-8383 to schedule an introductory meeting or fill out our contact form. Be sure to indicate if you are interested in our convenient virtual mediation options.