Carl A. Knoll

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1701 Westwind Drive
Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

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Description of Practice

I provide family law mediation services in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Kern and Los Angeles Counties. With five offices, I can typically accommodate you. Plus, I am able to Skype if that is more convenient. Most of my mediation matters are divorce cases with child custody/visitation, property (house, cars, retirement) and child/spousal support issues. Many of my clients have chosen to seek mediation first because they realize the cost is much less than an attorney both in actual dollars and with their emotions. Also, I have assisted clients who have spent thousands and thousands of dollars with their attorneys and have received very little for it other than frustration and anger. Mediation can be salvation to many who are either about to enter the family law arena or for those who are mired in it and need a way out.

Professional Background

I have worked in the legal field since 1988 and have been a registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant (LDA) since December 2001. I have assisted thousands of clients with family law related matters as an LDA. In addition, I am the current Vice President, Past President and Past Professional Standards Chair of, which is the statewide association for my profession.


Let me put my years of experience in dealing with family law related matters to use for you. Having assisted thousands of customers, I have heard just about every conceivable situation and in many cases have helped clients find solutions that they had not considered. My wheelhouse of experience and knowledge in family law and more importantly in practical solutions to issues is valuable in coming to a successful mediation and agreement.


Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing. I am also a Registered and Bonded Legal Document Assistant (LDA).


I like to talk to my prospective customer(s) and get to know them a bit by listening to their story before we talk services and fees. It is important for me to understand as much detail as I can before we endeavor further in the mediation process. It is best to hear both sides initially, but that is not always possible, so I get what information I can and then start developing a plan to engage prospective customers in the mediation process.


I give a complimentary phone consultation. There is a $120 fee if you would like me to attempt to engage your spouse to consider mediation regardless of the stage of your matter (at the beginning/middle/end if you are on your own or after one or both of you have hired attorneys). Lastly, my all inclusive family law/divorce mediation services are typically a flat rate that range from $1,500 to $3,500. Coaching and Discernment Counseling - $200/hr.

Other Information

In addition to being a mediator, I have a solid understanding of how to build, develop and market a successful business and offer business and strategic planning services.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Online Mediation
  • Probate
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Estate Planner
  • Strategic Planning
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.