Frank Garfield

Mediator

1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400 | Los Angeles CA 90067-2326 | (310) 450-1808 | frgarfield@gmail.com

Divorce Mediation: Getting It Done and Getting It Right

Los Angeles Lawyer, March 2021

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Determining Permanent Spousal Support in Theory and Practice

Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 19, 2021

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Ruling Shows the Perils of Creative Solutions in Divorce Mediations

Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 6, 2021

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The Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Sanctionable Conduct 

Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 31, 2020

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Mediating Custody Disputes 

Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 9, 2020

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Determining the Gross Income Available For Child Support

July 23, 2020

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Written Agreements Can Mitigate Unintended Consequences of California's Divorce Laws

July 13, 2020

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Keeping Accurate Time Records

Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 19, 2020

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Court Closures and Consensual Dispute Resolution

Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 09, 2020

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Premarital Agreements May Be Challenged by Third Parties

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 2, 2019

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Book Review of Common Sense, Legal Sense and Nonsense about Divorce

Academy of Professional Family Mediators Newsletter, Fall, 2013.

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Budget Cuts Lead to Dysfunctional Family Law Departments

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 9, 2013

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Decision Weakens Enforceability of Spousal Support Waivers

Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 4, 2013

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The Role of Consultants:
Dos and don'ts for attorneys hired by parties to help
negotiate settlements of familial disputes through mediation

The Recorder, May 14, 2012

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Prenuptial Practice

Los Angeles Lawyer, November, 2011

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Mediating Prenuptial Agreements

Family Law News, Vol. 32, No. 3, Issue 3, 2010

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Can Divorce Mediators Be Sued?

Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 26, 2010

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Mediation Confidentiality Should Be Inviolate

Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 25, 2009

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Settling the Score

Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 17, 2008

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Settling Divorces

Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 28, 2007

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Split Ends

Los Angeles Magazine, April 2007

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Settling With Boilerplate

Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 19, 2006

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Computer Programs Can Help Determine Spousal Support

Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 27, 2006

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Parties in Divorce, Custody Cases Crave Perception of Fairness

Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 4, 2004

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ADR Buzzwords Create Unrealistic Expectations for Divorcing Parties

Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 6, 2003

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Unite to Divide?

Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 11, 2003

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Family Mediators Should Know the Law

SCMA News (Southern California Mediation Association), Vol. 11, No. 4, December, 2002

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Mediators Should Provide the Parties with Basic Information

Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 19, 2002

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Unbundling Legal Services in Mediation

40 Family Court Review 1, January, 2002

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Speed Mediation

Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 25, 1999

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Should a Mediator Switch Hats?

SCMA News (Southern California Mediation Association), Vol. 8, No. 5, June, 1998

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Family Law Troubles

California Law Business, April 15, 1996

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Arbitrators Can Write Their Own Rules

Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 8, 1994

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The Trouble With Ethics Experts

Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 26, 1994

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