About Don Hansen
I specialize in professional mediation of California Divorce issues (Dissolution, Custody, Support). In addition to Divorce Mediation, I also offer the Collaborative Divorce option, for couples who want to negotiate the terms of their divorce, but prefer that each party have a lawyer to help them negotiate.
After fifteen years combining Litigation and Mediation , I no longer litigate family matters. I prefer to work with couples who -- having made the decision to divorce -- choose to do so with as much consideration, compassion and dignity as they can muster. To date, the best option I have found for such couples is Divorce Mediation. For those who can't quite trust themselves or one another in a one-on-on mediated negotiation, a Collaborative Divorce remains a far less costly and demeaning process.
As for my Credentials:
I am a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and I'm a State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS). I have a PhD in Family Sociology and another PhD in Counseling Psychology, as well as the familiar Juris Doctorate in Law.
As a University Professor and Researcher, I became a leading expert on children and families under stress, publishing some fifty books and research articles on family relations, child development and schooling stress. I've lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and New Zealand, and after getting a law degree I taught California Community Property in Law School for ten years.
But most importantly, I like helping people who are trying to be fair with one another and fair to themselves, and who are concerned for their children and others who will be affected by their divorce.
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Roseville, CA 95661
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