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When my wife and I were struggling with our relationship, we could not find the help we needed to assist us with reconciling our differences.

Friends and family were unable to successfully assist. Option Failed.

Though we were married in the church, one party refused spiritual counseling. Option Failed.

My wife didn’t feel comfortable working with the counselor with whom I had a pre-existing relationship. Option Failed.

I didn’t care for the counselor with whom my wife had established a relationship. Option Failed.

When we went to a neutral marriage counselor it quickly became clear that neither of us we’re receiving what we needed from the counseling experience. Option Failed....

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Marital Mediation, as developed by Family Mediation Associates, is designed to be a relationship stop loss. When the deterioration of communication and affection has reached the point where termination of the relationship is seriously being considered, Marital Mediation should be utilized, immediately.

Supporting the efforts of the couple, family, friends, counselors, clergy, and physicians, when all other interventions seem to be failing, Marital Mediation has proven to usher in a new foundation and level of support upon which the efforts of others can be received and appreciated.

If the couple can’t breathe, they can’t eat. If they are suffocating, they will be unable to consume...

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Hello,

My name is Joe Ferra and I have been a Mediator with Family Mediation Associates since 2004. Having received advanced mediation training at UCLA, and professional mentorship under the highly respected John Biancardi, I have been honored to serve as the past President for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Kern County Bar Association and as Superior Court Mediation Panelist for both Kern and Los Angeles Counties.

We provide Mediation in Bakersfield, CA and Mediation in Ventura, CA designed to help families resolve conflicts quickly and affordably with the goal of saving headache, heartache, time, and money. If you are experiencing any variety of family conflict that you&rs...

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Another Good Weekend

Couples who previously have been unable to agree on many things found themselves working together, in their own best interest, for one another and for their families. They didn’t have to retain attorneys, and they will not step foot in a courtroom. They did not fight over their children. With the help of a skillfully trained Mediator in Bakersfield and Mediator in Ventura their families are moving forward under the best possible circumstances.

If you, or someone you know, are considering divorce we hope that you will refer early enough so that we may successfully assist with facilitation of reconciliation. Should reconciliation not be an option at this time, we wo...

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