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BCS Mediation & Negotiation Adds Southern California Offices

October 1, 2017

BCS Mediation & Negotiation Firm, with main offices in the South San Francisco Bay area, announce its new offices in Irvine and in Solana Beach, California.   We also have plans to expand into the West L.A. area in 2018.

BCS brings sophisticated mediation and negotiation services to disputes in divorce, business, water and land, human and animal rights, and soon, personal injury.  We have been able to successfully serve a wide variety of clients by using our knowledge base in applied math, finances, psychoanalysis, game theory, negotiation, and innovative mediation.

Our goal is to keep you out of court and to provide win-win solutions for disputing parties.

BCS Mediation & Negotiation Firm, California Coast



Good Parenting Plans Take the Sting out of International Child Relocation

August 9, 2016

In international child relocation, sudden changes can make all the difference. If one parent has to suddenly relocate with their company, or follow better opportunities abroad, an international parenting plan may be necessary.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about your individual situation it is best to seek the advice of an experienced family law professional.

Recently, Brexit exposed many companies and individuals to potential fallout. California has one of the largest alien populations in the US, from out of state and abroad, and according to the LA Times, quoting the LAEDC, “there are about about 1,145 British-owned stores, offices and other establishments in Southern California that employ nearly 55,000 workers, the second-largest source of foreign-owned establishments in the region behind Japan.”
Whether a parent has to move a few hundred miles away, or across the Atlantic, child relocation can be fraught with complications, making respectful and healthy agreements an asset to a child’s future. The two parents involved in this situation are the “moving” and “non-moving” parent. It’s not uncommon for a child to be uprooted very suddenly in California. The law dictates that when the moving parent already has full custody of the child, the child can be relocated for any reason. In contrast, when a joint custody arrangement has been agreed upon and the divorce decree finalized, the courts will check off certain considerations, some of the main ones being that the “international relo” is in the child’s best interests and that there is a reason for it, ie a job, marriage, and, that the non-moving parent’s relationship with the child will not be impaired by the move. The latter consideration needs to be stressed, as not only must the change not be detrimental to the child’s wellbeing, the child’s relationship with the non-moving parent must be maintained and even strengthened.

This could mean that regular skype meetings and travel could be the responsibility of the moving parent so as to maintain the child’s relationship with the distant, non-moving parent. Who pays for travel and how the parenting schedule is worked out (especially when time-zones are involved) introduces complexity to the issue. Thus good parenting plans are the cornerstones of healthy relationships between children and parents going forward. California recognizes that people are increasingly mobile, but the law surrounding international child location is complex and evolving. In developing a robust international parenting plan, it’s important to make time to carefully review and understand the law in relation to your case.

How We Can Help

At Boileau Conflict Solutions we have successfully mediated international parenting plans when one parent wants to go abroad. Sometimes a parent wants to return home or seek other opportunities abroad directly after divorce. We have also handled situations where international relocation is petitioned years after divorce. As well as international parenting plans, we can also assist with interstate parenting plans. Whatever your situation, we understand the demands and complexities of parenting arrangements, and specialize in helping both parents find their optimum agreement for themselves and their child.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about your individual situation it is best to seek the advice of an experienced family law professional.


You Don’t have to be Rich and Famous to Use Mediation to Divorce

October 9, 2015

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced earlier this year that they were splitting up, and that they are using a mediator to prevent a “divorce war.” Using mediation keeps your private life private and keeps your kids out of messy litigation. Boileau Conflict Solutions ensures that you keep control of the mediation process. Your financial settlement remains confidential and you create a parenting plan that works for your family. Contact us about how we can assist you with you divorce at or 415.830.0065, or at one of our five locations:



June 29, 2015

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National & International: Primates, Domestic Dogs & Cats, Wild Animals, Farm Animals,


International Divorce Mediation at

May 11, 2015

If you have a complex divorce with assets and children, and want a sophisticated approach, please contact Boileau Conflict Solutions at one of these portals:

Our collaborative team includes psychologists, lawyers, mediators, and financial specialists.



Boileau Conflict Solutions: Mediation & Negotiation NOW IN COLORADO & CALIFORNIA

March 13, 2015

Boileau Conflict Solutions

2401 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80301


We Do Mediation for Human Rights & Animal Rights

February 8, 2015

We are a new kind of mediation firm. We are national.  We are international.  We care about our world and the beings within it.  We believe in respect for all life, all humans, and for the complex environment in which we all live.  We think there is a better to settle disputes than to go to court and fight.  We believe that intelligent mediation and negotiation, in a way that is fair, just, and rational, can lead to win-win outcomes for all interests involved.  We are pleased to solve your disputes in the following areas and more:

civil rights

animal rights

environmental rights


Mediation & Negotiation in North American & Europe

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