Family Law

Family Law News 2016, Issue 1, Volume 38, No. 1

Late Nights and Cancellation Rights: Bolstering Enforceability of Mediated Settlements with a Cooling Off Period

Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Elizabeth Potter Scully, and Forrest S. Mosten1

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis is the Immediate Past President of the California Chapter of AFCC. He was Assistant Supervising Judge of the Family Law Department of Los Angeles Superior Court from 2011 and currently handles long cause family law trials. In 2015, Judge Lewis was presented with the Spencer Brandeis Award, the Los Angeles County Bar’s highest honor.

Elizabeth Potter Scully, CFLS is a founding partner in the Los Angeles family law firm Jacobson Scully Shebby LLP. She teaches Mediation and Negotiation at UCLA School of Law.

Forrest S. Mosten, CFLS has been in private mediation practice since 1979. He also serves as a non-litigation family lawyer who offers limited scope representation for clients in mediation and self- represented litigants. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law where he teaches Mediation, Family Law Practice: A Non-Litigation Approach, and Lawyer as Peacemaker.

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