Mediation is a process to dissolve a marriage or parenting conflict in a nonaggressive way. Divorce mediation will allow each participant an opportunity to negotiate and direct a settlement independent of the court or attorneys. Successful divorce mediation requires each participant to listen, to communicate respectfully, and to desire to accommodate one another. Mediation does not include a win-lose outcome. Rather, each participant should reach a settlement that is acceptable to all involved.

Our Fixed Price Divorce Mediation Includes:

  • Child Custody and Parenting Schedule
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Property and Asset Division
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Completion and Filing of all required court documentation (LDA #2017-04).

Additional Services:

  • Custody Mediation
  • Uncontested Divorce Paperwork With No Mediation 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Co-Parenting Education 
  • Relationship, Individual and Divorce Coaching

Stephanie Barkett, MS Law, MS MFT


We provide full service, cooperative, divorce mediation and divorce paperwork. We help clients keep their divorce affordable, simple and out of the courts. Stephanie can complete your medaition and paperwork in 45 days. You will never appear in court. NO retainer is required. Our services are a Fixed Price Fee for the entire completion of your divorce. There are no suprises, you will know your costs. If you have begun your divorce with the court we can complete it with the comfort that it will be done right. Mediation and paperwork services will be done by video conferencing and email, according to the services you choose.  

It is possible to divorce with dignity and respect, which honors your past and moves you closer to a happy future. Stephanie will help you and your spouse navigate your divorce cooperatively. She will 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. 

Before studying family law and graduating from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Stephanie practiced Marriage and Family Therapy for 17 years. This education and experience provides a knowledgeable and supportive environment that allows each party to be heard and respected. Stephanie has never desired to be an attorney and prefers to eliminate the combative nature of divorce. She has combined her law degree, legal experience and years as a couples therapist to create alternative solutions to divorce. You will recieve information and education about divorce in California, and support while going through this life event. 


 Coaching and Conflict Resolution


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 with a loved one, 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 & Family Therapist and School Counselor. Currently, I Coach and Consult with individuals who are transforming their lives in a variety of ways. Redefining oneself, resolving conflict and moving forward 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



Co-Parenting Education is a process developed to assist co-parents in moving from their previous personal relationship to a business relationship focused on their children. The process was developed to give co-parents an easy access, private, and non-adversarial alternative to using the court for settling ongoing conflicts and for decision making over time. In addition, the process can be child inclusive allowing your children to communicate their needs and preferences in a safe and private setting. The process is a combination of co-parenting education, conflict resolution skills training, and mediation. Solution Focused Co-Parenting Education is not a parenting class or counseling. The focus is on the co-parenting relationship between the adults and on assisting them to develop effective co-parenting strategies, to learn conflict resolution skills, and to develop co-parenting agreements specifically customized to their unique situation.

For more information, please visit my Co-Parenting page .

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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