• Uncontested Divorces/Mediation
  • Custody Mediation
  • Divorce Paperwork
  • Parenting Plans and Cooperative Parentage
  • DIY Divorce-we will provide and review all necessary documents for your divorce, you file them.
  • Relationship, Individual and Divorce Coaching

Stephanie Barkett, MS Law, MS MFT

We provide divorce and custody mediation and/or complete the necessary divorce paperwork for couples in the Sacramento and East Bay areas.

It is possible to divorce with dignity and respect, which honors your past and moves you closer to a happy future. I will help you and your spouse navigate your divorce cooperatively so that you avoid court and the battle that often ensues. Avoid letting attorneys and the courts entangle you in a long, expensive, drawn out divorce and custody battle. I can guide you through the entire divorce process to include the filing of all divorce documents for a fraction of the cost and with peace of mind that the psychological and emotional effects of divorce are cared for. Our affordable divorce and custody mediation services are tailored to fit your needs. You choose the level of support you need.

​I can help you mediate custody and a parenting plan, negotiate property settlements and complete your entire divorce. Before studying family law and graduating from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, I practiced Marriage and Family Therapy for 17 years. This experience provides a knowledgeable and supportive environment that allows each party to be heard and feel respected. No matter the issues, the process can be made simpler and over sooner if each party is willing to act in good faith. Mediation is a collaborative approach that avoids unnecessary legal fees and arrives at a settlement agreement that can be filed with the court, often without a court appearance.

In addition to mediation, Stephanie is a Registered Legal Document Assistant (#2017-04) and she can complete your uncontested divorce paperwork.

Divorce and custody mediation can be done privatley and confidentially. Mediation will include the resolution of all aspects of divorce to include:​

Child custody and parental time

Spousal and child support

Property and asset division

Marital Settlement Agreement

Filing of all required documentation for a divorce and child custody.

We can complete your divorce in 45 days. We require no retainer, but rather an hourly fee or flat rate for divorce paperwork completion. The complexity and level of conflict of each situation will influence the cost. I will communicate with each spouse about the cost and there will be no surprises. 

Relationship and Divorce Coaching


Take control of your life. Life brings many changes, some of which are emotional and difficult. Whether you're going through a divorce or relationship difficulties and are not sure if you should stay or go, I can help you evaluate this and make a decision. As a relationship and divorce expert, I will help you strengthen yourself, identify your goals and teach you skills to fulfill your wishes. My past experience includes practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist and School Counselor. Currently, I coach and consult with individuals who are transforming their lives in a variety of ways. Redefining oneself and parenting through a divorce is best done with support. My experience and education can help you through this process.

If you are interested in coaching and consultation, please visit beingthebestself.com

Coaching with Stephanie Barkett, MS Law, MS MFT

“Techniques are like tools: The more you have, the more options for getting a job done - but you have to know what you are building first.” ― Joseph A. Micucci, The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

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