Family Court Services (FCS) Preparation For Your Clients
As a family law attorney, you know that Family Code section 3170 mandates that when parties have a dispute regarding custody and visitation they are required to participate in a child custody recommending counseling session prior to a court hearing. These sessions routinely occur at Family Court Services (FCS).
As the only family law attorney in San Diego County who has worked at Family Court Services(FCS), I can attest to the importance of having your clients prepared for their Family Court Services mediation session. From first-hand knowledge, I can tell you that having a prepared client makes it easier on the child recommending counselor (mediator) when they interview the parties and when they write their recommendation to the court.
With more than eleven years of experience at Family Court Services, I mediated the most challenging child custody and visitation matters and crafted more than 4,000 child custody recommendations for Family Court judges.
Family Court Services Preparation is important. I will prepare your clients for their FCS session first by explaining the process to them and then I will role play an actual FCS session from start to finish. I will answer questions and provide your clients with suggestions to help make their FCS session more successful. I understand how stressful and difficult it can be to attend an FCS session and I will prepare your clients to help alleviate this stress.
FCS Virtual Family Court Services Preparation Sessions
In these unpredictable and changing times, I am offering virtual Family Court Services preparation and coaching for your clients so they can participate in preparing for their FCS session from the comfort of their own home or office via Zoom or other virtual means.
Opposing Counsel Testimonials:
“When it comes to mediation prep services, Brian is the best. If you are involved in a custody/visitation dispute and have a mediation date before your court hearing, it is very important to be prepared for the mediation session. If you haven’t been to mediation before, you have no idea how it works, what to do, or what to say.
I have sent numerous people to Brian in order to prepare for mediation and everyone has come back with glowing reviews, which is why I will continue to send people to him.
The bottom line is this: Brian has years of experience as a former mediator and he knows exactly what goes on in family law mediation sessions. That experience is invaluable if you are involved in a custody dispute.”
Jeff Mach, Attorney
“…When I learned Mr. Victor worked as an FCS counselor for 11 years, I began to use his services as an FCS coach for my clients. The results were incredible. In addition to his background as an FCS counselor, Mr. Victor had spent 7 years working for the Department of Children’s Services, giving him special knowledge in the area of dependency. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mr. Victor to anyone in need of a compassionate, intelligent and dedicated family law attorney.”
Anastasia Ganatsios, Mediation Attorney in Fallbrook, CA
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
FCS Preparation Client Testimonials:
“Foremost, I thank Mr. Victor for his professionalism, extraordinarily accommodating my request for help on such a short notice (the day before a proceeding), and, most important, genuine care and willingness to help me.
I hired Mr. Victor to help me prepare for Family Court Services. His advice was indispensable! I would strongly encourage any person having a child custody recommendation counseling session to hire Mr. Victor and be as best prepared as you can for your loved ones.
Thank you Mr. Victor! I highly recommend him!”
Juan A. FCS Preparation Client
“Your Family Court Services preparation helped me with what I could answer. I would’ve been a deer in headlights without you.
Perla P. FCS Preparation Client
“Brian, thanks again for the training course. I have a level of calmness (not complacency) about Friday now. I feel like I have the tools now to know what to expect and how to ensure I have the best outcome possible. Even if it is not what I want, I’m certain it will be more favorable than it would have been had I not reached out to you.”
Todd N, FCS Preparation Client
“Mr. Victor’s professional coaching was very valuable and I appreciate the extra efforts he made for me. I believe that I presented myself better than I would have without his coaching and I was far better prepared.”
Rob R. FCS Preparation Client
“If you have never attended a FCS mediation (or even if you have and want a better chance of things working out in your favor), then go see Brian Victor. Had I not met with him prior to my mediation, I know I would have handled numerous things in a different manner, which ultimately would have negatively impacted the outcome of my session. Thanks to Brian passing down his extensive knowledge of how the system works, I handled myself with more confidence and grace than I could have, had I not met with him. For all of this, I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL! Thank you, Brian!!!”
Amanda M, FCS Preparation Client
“Hi Brian! Thank you so much for all your help! Amber was successful at mediation and we were given all that we wanted as far as custody. Realized that I hadn’t thanked you yet! The lawyers are still ironing out the language of the parenting plan but we are close to a conclusion. But thank you again for your assistance! Much appreciated! We would have no problem offering a recommendation for you!”
Amber G. FCS Preparation Client
“Child custody issues are complicated by many factors. From Mr. Victor’s guidance on FCS preparation, I understood what are essential in the child’s best interests and what are effective ways to present in the mediation.”
Mr. W, FCS Preparation Client
“I wanted to thank you a million for all your help in getting me prepped for FCS. I feel everything went great. I was well prepared, the people were surprised I had my data sheet already filled out and since I didn’t have to fill it out I got to enjoy the little movie with a person that looked mighty familiar LOL, actually think I did laugh out loud when I saw you it did make me feel a lot more comfortable. So thanks again take care.”
Clay C, FCS Preparation Client
“Mr. Victor prepared me for my Family Court Services custody mediation session. He provided me with little details I would not otherwise have thought of, which were extremely helpful. My mediation session went just as Mr. Victor said it would go. Thank you very much for your assistance.”
Chris C. FCS Preparation Client