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Conflict Resolution Program


Conflict coaching is defined as a set of skills and strategies used to support peoples’ ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict. Within this process, our conflict coaches work with clients experiencing some form of conflict with another person, be it a spouse, child or other family member(s), or in a business situation. Conflict Resolution Coaching enables the client to discuss the conflict with a neutral third party (our coach), consider various options for managing the conflict, and design an approach to discuss and resolve the conflict with the other person.

Conflict coaching can be useful in a variety of circumstances, including conflicts within divorce and post-decree situations, family disagreements, or business conflicts. In such situations, the conflict coach can serve as a confidential listener, help the client see the situation from all perspectives, support the client in considering all of their options. In conflict coaching, the client, not the coach, is responsible for the outcome. The coach uses process skills to help the client develop more clarity about the situation, enabling the client to effectively and confidently make high-quality decisions to manage the conflict.

All clients under a listing contract will receive 2 HOURS OF FREE CONFLICT RESOLUTION ANALYSIS, STRATEGY, AND COACHING SERVICES conducted by two TOP LEVEL mediation & conflict resolution specialists.

The purpose of this program is to help empower clients, by reducing case conflict and generating positive, forward, momentum toward resolution – in the administration of an estate, divorce proceeding, sibling dispute or landlord/tenant matter.

Clients can use this service in respect of any part of their case – the conflict need not stem from or related to their real estate sale.

The value of this service is tremendous, both to the parties in dispute and to the service professionals that are assisting with the various components. Our goal is to provide all of our clients, the tools needed to navigate through the ups and downs of their case, and keep the process as seamless as the results that transpire because of it.


Jennifer Winestone, Esq., LL.M. (Dispute Resolution) 
Principal Mediator & Conflict Resolution Strategist

Jennifer is a mediator in Los Angeles, California, with a practice focusing on family legal issues.  Jennifer is a licensed attorney in both California and Ontario (Canada).  A former family law and estates litigator, Jennifer now devotes her practice entirely to conflict resolution, helping families in transition and/or crisis to resolve their legal conflicts and move forward with their lives.  Jennifer obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution from the highly acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School.  She believes in evolving litigation and dispute resolution processes and strives to be part of positive changes in the future of family dispute resolution.  In addition to her private mediation practice, Jennifer currently holds the following roles:

  • Executive Committee Member of the BHBA’s Mediation Section
  • Executive Board Member of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA)
  • Dispute Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s ADR program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse
  • Negotiation Coach for the Women’s Negotiation Academy.
  • Adjunct Professor (Family Mediation) at the University Of Southern California (USC) Gould School Of Law (2019)
  • Trained/Certified to administer The High Conflict Institute’s New Ways for Families Model, a structured parenting skills method intended to reduce the impact of conflict on the children in potentially high-conflict divorce and separation cases.


Karinya Verghese, LL.B., LL.M. (ADR) 
Independent Commercial Mediator and Conflict Resolution Strategist.

Karinya is a commercial mediator, trainer and conflict resolution consultant in Los Angeles, California. Prior to that, Karinya practiced as a senior lawyer in Sydney, Australia specializing in commercial real estate and corporate transactions. After becoming increasingly frustrated with her clients spending millions of dollars on needless litigation, Karinya pursued a career in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. She undertook intensive study of negotiation at Harvard University and has since coached corporate executives, lawyers and members of the judiciary in negotiation and mediation skills. Karinya obtained her law degree at the University of Sydney and holds a Masters of Law from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, where she is also research fellow. Karinya relishes the challenge of helping people resolve their disputes and derives tremendous satisfaction from equipping people with the required skills to face future conflicts.