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Lorna M. Jaynes
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  • California
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Summary

Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you and your partner to create, or leave open, lines of communication that are of enormous benefit to the whole family.

Working as a team, we can achieve a successful resolution of the issues in dispute without the bitterness and acrimony engendered by the adversarial process. We are based in the Alameda County town of Newark, an enclave of Fremont, and serve many localities in Northern California such Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Please contact us today to discuss your situation with a Fremont divorce attorney and feel free to view the additional information on collaborative processes and mediation addressed in further detail throughout this website.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
Current
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Dean’s List; AmJur award Legal Research & Writing Comment published in Santa Clara Law Review, Emissions Trading: Pollution Panacea or Environmental Injustice
Activities: Sr. Articles Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
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University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
B.S. | Biology & Psychology
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Awards
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
Association for Conflict Resolution
Member
Current
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Mediators Without Borders
Founding Member
Current
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International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers
Member
Current
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Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Founding Member
Current
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California State Bar
Member
Current
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
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Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
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Current
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Certifications
Collaborative Attorney
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Family Mediator
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. I am married I want to get divorced. We have a morgage together. I dont want money from the house. i just want to leave.
A: If you are willing to give up your financial interest in the house it is your right to do so but I don't recommend conveying your interest in real property if you are still on the mortgage. If your husband did not pay, the lenders would seek payment from you and also, the loan would be on your credit report and likely limit your ability to obtain any other loan. So, it would be important before conveying your interest in the property for your husband to refinance all debt associated with the property in his sole name.
Q. In California, can I do a summary dissolution without my husband's participation? We qualify for one.
A: Sorry, you can't do a summary dissolution without his participation but you can try for a default judgment.
Q. I owe $6,000 on child support I offered the mother $3,000 buyout she agreed how do I go about this
A: You and the mum should file a stipulation and order setting forth your agreement and the waiver of back child support.
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Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
Fremont, CA
37978 2nd St
Fremont, CA 94536
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San Jose, CA
2570 N 1st St
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
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Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
Pleasanton, CA
6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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