• Wendy Forrester Mediation Center is dedicated to resolving conflicts without confrontation. Unlike traditional divorce proceedings, we bring families together so they can live successful lives apart.

  • What is divorce mediation? Learn the answers to all your questions here.

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About Wendy Forrester, Esq.

Wendy Forrester is an experienced attorney, mediator and legal educator. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1985. As a family law attorney, she sought a more compassionate and economical approach to divorce. Finding that mediation best addressed the needs of families, she began mediating in 1988.
As a family law attorney, she sought a more compassionate and economical approach to divorce. Finding that mediation best addressed the needs of families, she began mediating in 1988.

With over two decades of mediation experience, her practice focuses exclusively on family mediation. As a leader in the profession, Wendy serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and was recently elected to a two year term as Chair of Membership.

She is an Instructor at University of California, Santa Barbara in the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Program where she teaches Divorce Mediation and Family Mediation courses. Wendy also served as the Associate Director of California Lawyers for the Arts where she trained mediators and resolved arts and entertainment disputes.

Wendy has lectured widely and provided training in mediation at schools, universities and to professional organizations. Active in the profession, she has served on the Coordinating Committee of Mediators Beyond Borders and the Executive Committee of the ADR Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She is a member of Southern California Mediation Association, California State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Coalition for Collaborative Divorce, Mediators Beyond Borders and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

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Welcome to our new Website

Welcome to the new website for the Wendy Forrester Mediation Center. I hope that you will find everything you need here to understand what we do.

Mediation provides families with a confidential, non-confrontational and economical approach to divorce. Divorce mediation allows families to control the outcome, rather than courts. Families can tailor the terms of divorce to meet their needs and values. As your mediator, I will guide you through the decision making process allowing each of you to be heard and understood on the issues of parenting, support and the division of your property and debt. You and your spouse will determine how each of these issues are decided.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. I also welcome your feedback on our new website; please let me know if you find this information useful or if there is anything you would suggest adding.

Best wishes,
Wendy Forrester, Esq.

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Mediation, a better alternative to the bitter divorce.