We had the good fortune of connecting with Jo-Ann LIttle and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jo-Ann, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
In the year 2006 I went through my own divorce. I realized that the divorce process was severely broken. Because I was going through that process I attracted others who were in the same situation. Most could not focus on anything else but the divorce. How the attorneys were taking all their money, how their soon to be x spouses were ugly and cruel and how their families were spinning out of control. They were confused, frustrated and broken because they really didn’t understand what was happening and they felt a loss of control. The wounds inflicted during the divorce process deepen the existing hurt and pain that was being experienced in the marriage. How goes the marriage; so goes the divorce. I thought to myself, “There has to be a better way”. This happens to so many people and it shouldn’t be: This Hard This Confusing This Expensive!!!!! Today through my mediation firm called Divorce Help (www.divorcehelpfamilylaw.com) I work together with the couple and other professionals all through one very structed and successful model to help change the way divorce happens. I do this through empowering each party to participate with the information they need from the legal, financial, parenting professionals and the emotional coaches (because we are not one dimensional human beings) to make the best decisions for their families. I liken myself to a “hiking guide”. I am not going to carry you up the mountain but I will be there showing you the way, keeping you off the wrong path, watching the weather and carrying the extra supplies needed to make it through and grow as an individual who was empowered and educated through the process and does not feel victimized. I do this all in a modified flat fee model so you know exactly what you are paying for. No hidden costs. No $500 bills for a 20 minute phone call. Expertise, structure, success!!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Going through any experience yourself I believe lends to the ultimate success of creating a model that speaks to what others need and want. When I seek services through others I want: Expertise Fair Pricing Structure Exemplary customer service Attention to detail Experienced Professionals Connected to other professionals Compassion I feel I weave all of those attributes into my mediation practice. This is one of the most challenging and financial significant experiences that an individual can go through in life. It is so important to do it correctly so one can move on with their life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am fortunate enough to live in San Diego County, specifically Coronado. There are so many fun adventures to experience. I would take them for a bike ride down the Silver Strand and then a paddle on the beautiful bay followed by a fun restaurant in the Little Italy area of San Diego. Being outdoors is one of the best experiences in our county with so much to see and do. There are wonderful hiking trails and some of my favorite are : Potato Chip, Cowels Mountain, Iron Mountain and of course you can’t beat walking down the beaches in Coronado. Some of my favorite restaurants are: Buona Forchetta Cicca Osteria Leroys The Tavern Isola Pizza Kitchen

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can’t really think of anything in particular.

Website: www.divorcehelpfamilylaw.com

Yelp: Divorce Help

Other: Facebook pages are: Divorce Help (www.divorcehelpfamilylaw.com) Second Saturday San Diego (www.secondsaturdaysandiego.org)

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