There are many different and valuable divorce resolution methods available to couples in California. They include the traditional approach — which involves going to trial and allowing a court to decide important issues — arbitration, the collaborative law approach and more.
Mediation: A Popular And Efficient Divorce Resolution Method
Another option that has become extremely popular is mediation. During mediation proceedings, a neutral third party (the mediator) facilitates discussion among both spouses and their attorneys. The couple works together to negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes on issues such as alimony, child custody, visitation, property division and any other issue unique to their relationship.
At The Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, our lawyers are certified family law specialists who have significant experience helping clients resolve issues through mediation. We are available to represent you during the mediation process or to help you develop creative, positive solutions as your mediator.
Please call our San Diego family law office today at (619) 817-8691 (toll free at (866) 567-3520) to schedule your confidential consultation. You may also contact our law firm online, and we will reach out shortly to discuss your needs.
When Is Mediation Appropriate?
Mediation might be appropriate for you if:
- You want to resolve your divorce quickly and cost-efficiently.
- You want to have more control over the final outcome.
- You want a less adversarial process.
- You want to maintain healthy relationships during the divorce process.
- You want to reduce your child’s stress and angst.
- You want to schedule meetings around your work and family schedules.
You Have Nothing To Lose By Giving Mediation A Try
It is important to understand that mediation is not a binding process. It is merely an agreement between spouses until the court accepts the agreement as part of a final divorce order. Also, not every couple who enters the mediation process can agree on all issues, which is just fine. Should that occur, a couple is free to explore other methods of divorce resolution. During our years of family law practice, however, we have learned that a vast majority of couples who enter mediation realize how much time and money they can save, and those who are unable to agree are very happy that they gave it a try.
Contact A California Family Law Attorney
Contact our California family law firm online today, or call (619) 817-8691 (toll free at (866) 567-3520) to schedule your initial consultation. We are happy to discuss your specific needs and provide honest advice on how we feel you should proceed.