Mediation

Family Mediation Associates has been created to help family members resolve conflicts quickly. If you and your family are experiencing what seem to be irreconcilable differences, this is the path for you. In a non-adversarial, caring and structured environment our process will help you reach a mutually satisfactory agreement that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs. We are available to assist with conflict resolution pertaining to all family related concerns, including divorce. Regardless of the nature of the problem, skilled mediators are available to assist family members through the process of developing collaborative resolution.

All About

The key to successful mediation is choosing the right mediation firm.

Family Mediation Associates is an association of professional mediators led by its Founder and President, Joseph W. Ferra, M.S., M.F.T.

Mr. Ferra has served as a Superior Court Mediation Specialist for Kern and Los Angeles Counties and is an experienced mediator in family matters. Mr. Ferra earned his Mediation Credential and his Advanced Divorce Mediation Credential at UCLA.

Marital

Marital mediation begins with one 3-hour session. During that time, an exhaustive list of all of the problems, issues, and concerns family members have will be identified and discussed. Through our professionally facilitated mediation process participants maintain open communication, working toward a collaborative resolution. Upon completion of marital mediation, participants leave with a detailed plan that is documented so that long-term resolution is found, and immediate improvements are realized thereby enhancing future communication and interaction.

Divorce

If you are considering divorce and don't know what to do, or you believe that your only avenue is the emotional and financial destruction of litigation, please call us - 661.241.5223.

Family Mediation Associates is committed to ensuring that marital dissolution does not result in the emotional destruction of your family, unnecessary waste of your time, or the senseless reduction of your assets. We have helped countless families move through the process of divorce under the best possible circumstances. Occasionally, the process has resulted in reconciliation.

Testimonials

  • "My husband and I chose Mediation to handle the dissolution of our marriage. Divorce was a hard decision for me. In a meeting with Joe, he shared a success story where through the process of mediation he helped a couple reconcile their marriage. This story gave me hope, as my ultimate goal was for reconciliation. My husband and I have tried couples therapy, marriage counseling through our church, and what feels like every option imaginable. Joe has shown great compassion and care in dealing with us both as people going through a tough situation. It has been amazing to be a part of our sessions and witness how effective his communication skills really are. I know we both feel very fortunate to have him in our corner and know that in the end we will be more successful parents going forward."
    "My husband and I chose Mediation to handle the dissolution of our marriage. Divorce was a hard decision for me. In a meeting with Joe, he shared a success story where through the process of mediation he helped a couple reconcile their marriage. This story gave me hope, as my ultimate goal was for reconciliation. My husband and I have tried couples therapy, marriage counseling through our church, and what feels like every option imaginable. Joe has shown great compassion and care in dealing with us both as people going through a tough situation. It has been amazing to be a part of our sessions and witness how effective his communication skills really are. I know we both feel very fortunate to have him in our corner and know that in the end we will be more successful parents going forward."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Tracie G

  • "Thank you for your assistance during the most difficult time I have ever faced in my life. You are a kind soul, and have an amazing spirit! The world needs more like you."
    "Thank you for your assistance during the most difficult time I have ever faced in my life. You are a kind soul, and have an amazing spirit! The world needs more like you."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Scarlett

  • "I thank God for putting you with my daughter and her family. That is the MOST constructive time they've spent together since last year that I'm aware of!!! Thank you! My husband and I are very grateful for all that you did. My daughter shared briefly that she didn't think there was anyone like you. May God continue to use you in mighty ways, and bless you and your dear family."
    "I thank God for putting you with my daughter and her family. That is the MOST constructive time they've spent together since last year that I'm aware of!!! Thank you! My husband and I are very grateful for all that you did. My daughter shared briefly that she didn't think there was anyone like you. May God continue to use you in mighty ways, and bless you and your dear family."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Veronica

  • "Thank you for honoring my wishes and prayers of feeling safe, fair, and not controlled or manipulated. Even though this is a very difficult time for us, you helped keep us on track and focused. I feel that God's presence was there and in the end we all wanted the same things, peace, dignity and a time to move forward."
    "Thank you for honoring my wishes and prayers of feeling safe, fair, and not controlled or manipulated. Even though this is a very difficult time for us, you helped keep us on track and focused. I feel that God's presence was there and in the end we all wanted the same things, peace, dignity and a time to move forward."
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Norma

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HOURS 

Monday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday
Appointment Only

Sunday
Appointment Only

Family Mediation Associates

1601 New Stine,

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone. 661-241-5223

Family Mediation Associates

4425 Pomoma Street,

Ventura, CA 93003

Phone. 661-241-5223