The Collaborative Law and Mediation Offices of Frederick J. Glassman concentrates on exploring creative ways to preserve, enhance, advance, and protect the rights and responsibilities of individuals with family law matters. Mr. Glassman believes each client deserves to and should have an opportunity to understand his and her process options to achieve success in all family law matters. For more information on choices for achieving non-adversarial results through specific services we offer please visit our Practice Areas.


As co-founder of the former boutique law firm of Mayer & Glassman Law Corporation for the past forty-one years, Mr. Glassman has become a seasoned veteran with extensive experience in all aspects of family law. He is an innovator in negotiation utilizing his skills as a mediator, consulting attorney, and collaborative lawyer to focus his practice exclusively on resolution-oriented approaches to family law matters. Mr. Glassman is one of the pioneers in the collaborative law movement throughout Southern California and the United States, serving as the current President of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), the Los Angeles county wide umbrella organization for collaborative law practitioners. He is the author of Medicollab™, a unique method of consensual dispute resolution which combines the best aspects of mediation and collaborative law. Mr. Glassman also offers summary mediation, a process that provides cohesive solutions for clients who have reached mutual decisions on most of the issues but still need some guidance to finalize their matter. Bottom line: Frederick J. Glassman maintains dedication, devotion and discipline to assure his clients that consensual resolution of their differences will enhance not only their individual future lives but preserve integrity through such methods to allow their children to avoid the preverbal label of "innocent victims of divorce".


Mr. Glassman has built an exceptional team with his experienced administrative assistant and seasoned contract attorneys on an as-needed basis. As a frequent speaker at American Bar Association and other national, state and local organizations, appearing on numerous television programs, and regularly writing featured articles and legal reviews, take a look at some of his leading articles (Family Law Advocacy Redefined and Medicollab™: Making Room at the Table for Creative, Lasting Resolution).


The Collaborative Law and Mediation Offices of Frederick J. Glassman offers its creative solutions to clients faced with such matters including:

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Legal Separation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Premarital & Postmarital Agreements (Prenups & Postnups)
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Property Distribution
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Parents' Rights/Parentage
  • Modification of Judgment


Frederick J. Glassman and his professional staff understand that separation and divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. We are sensitive to your uniqueness and will endeavor to encourage you to consider consensual dispute resolution methods we offer such as collaborative practice, mediation. Medicollab™ and consulting attorney services. We emphasize an approach tantamount to restructuring a relationship rather than destroying a relationship. Think about it. To find out how we can help you and your family contact us and arrange a courtesy consultation.