Our Core Values

West Coast Family Mediation is here to help you and your family deal with conflict constructively and find ways to improve communication, solve problems, and reach agreements on legal and non-legal issues. Litigation can destroy relationships, but mediation helps preserve relationships by getting to the heart of the issues that are causing conflict and finding new ways to resolve them. Below are our core values that reflect how we approach each and every case.

Supporting Clients with Compassion

Maintaining Boundaries

Accountability to Build Trust

An Attitude of Gratitude

Embracing Our Community

Leaving You Better After than Before

About Our Mediators

As a licensed California Attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) with a Masters in Dispute Resolution and extensive mediation and family law training, Amanda has mediated and assisted hundreds of couples through this process. All of our other mediators have their law degree and most also have their CDFA® as well.

They all have extensive mediation training, divorce financial knowledge, and experience mediating many different types of family cases. Our founder, Amanda Singer, co-authored a chapter on blended family mediation that was featured in Putting Kids First in Divorce: How to Reduce Conflict, Preserve Relationships and Protect Children During and After Divorce (2016), which is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Book on Divorce & Separation. She is a contributing author to Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic (2020), Family Conflict in a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope (2021), and How to be Happily Divorced (2023).

Amanda has also been featured in numerous articles including SD Voyager (April 2020), SD Voyager (December 2023), Shoutout SoCal (June 2024).

Our Team

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Amanda, Family Mediator at West Coast Family Mediation Center

Amanda D. Singer, Esq., MDR, CDFA®

Founder & Professional Family Mediator
David Dowling JD, MDR at West Coast Family Mediation Center

David P. Dowling, JD, MDR

Professional Family Mediator
Ahsha Mootz Mediation Services Manager

Ahsha Mootz

Mediation Services Manager

Toby Singer

Divorce Support Dog

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