The following five questions are important ones. Read through them thoughtfully. Don’t answer too quickly. Really think about them…
- Would you be interested in resolving your divorce issues by working toward common interests and win/win solutions?
- Is it important that your children main-tain a short- and long-term, strong, healthy relationship with you and your ex?
- Would you like a post-divorce relationship with your ex without hostility or anger?
- Are you prepared to make agreements that meet the goals, interests, and concerns of your entire family?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you and your spouse need to come in for a free, one-hour case assessment consultation with me. I believe that, together, we can create a more hopeful, joyful future for your family!
My name is Leila and I am a committed and experienced Family Peacemaker who will help you:
- Create durable, customized agreements to meet the unique needs of your entire family,
- Consider and adjust every decision in light of the impact on your children,
- Create a safe space to discuss your most important and difficult issues,
- Build more positive short and long-term relationships,
- Ensure your legal divorce documents are properly prepared and filed,
- Work with you to save time and money on your divorce process.
I know that the law does not have all the answers necessary to best serve your unique family. I also know that with the right tools and space, you and your spouse can co-create them!
Read my personal story here
I’ve spent a great deal of time recently thinking about why I do what I do. I guess it all started when I was very young, and my parents divorced. It was so painful.
I was five (5), living in Iran at a time when divorce was still relatively rare. In Iran, children of divorce generally lived with their mother until they started school around age seven (7). Once they started school, primary custody transferred to the father and his family. In my case, for a variety of reasons, my father was granted primary custody of me and my younger sister well before either of us turned seven (7). This meant that we only saw our mom on weekends. During weekdays, we lived at our father’s home while our grandmother and aunt helped us with our education and daily well-being needs without any commu-nication with our mom. I mostly remember this as a very difficult and sad time. I longed to see my mom but feared letting my family know how I felt. Speaking to my family about my pain and sadness was not an option.
In hindsight, my parents no longer living together wasn’t nearly as bad as not being able to openly and freely love both of them. Visita-tion, phone calls, expressing joy about the other parent was stilted. Loyalties were always tested. Without a doubt, these tense times truly shaped me and my decision to want to help families in similar situations resolve and restructure their families in a better way.
After attending college in Iran, I decided to move to the United States to pursue a legal career. I always knew my mission was to serve chil-dren and I knew a legal career in the U.S. would offer me the oppor-tunity to use my dedication and commitment to help families. After a crash-course in English (my native language is Farsi), I attended law school and passed the California State Bar in 2017. A few years into my legal career, the perfect career opportunity materialized at Family Peacemaker.
I wake up every day joyfully knowing that I am a FAMILY PEACEMAK-ER! I help families peacefully transition and restructure for the benefit of generations to come. I personally know the pain of divorce and pa-rental alienation and am committed to improving divorce outcomes. I look forward to using my life experience, skills, and heart to help your family experience a more hopeful and peaceful future.