If you are considering filing for divorce or have been served with a divorce complaint, your biggest concern may be the long-term effect on your family. If the marriage ends bitterly and involves protracted litigation, there will be emotional as well as financial consequences. A better alternative might be mediation, arbitration or some other form of alternative dispute resolution.
At the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, in San Diego, our attorneys have extensive experience using mediation to amicably resolve divorce and family law disputes throughout San Diego County in California. Call us at (619) 817-8691 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll Free) or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.
California Divorce Attorneys, Guiding You Through the Divorce Process Amicably
In the mediation process, the parties agree to hire a neutral third party, known as the mediator. The mediator does not represent anyone, but works with the parties to help them find a mutually beneficial resolution to their dispute. While a party to mediation can be represented by a lawyer, the mediator does not take testimony from witnesses and does not entertain legal arguments by counsel. Furthermore, the mediator does not issue an opinion. The mediator is merely a facilitator, who helps the parties identify their needs and structure an agreement that meets those needs.
If you opt for mediation instead of litigation, we will work with you to help you identify what you need from the other party. We can also be your advocate during mediation. If you reach an agreement with your ex-spouse, we will prepare a contract, which will be enforced under traditional contract law.
We know that the emotions involved in a divorce can cause you to lose sight of your goals as you focus on revenge. In keeping with our nursing experience, we counsel our staff to be patient, honest and empathetic and to help you concentrate on what’s best for you.
We invite you to learn about the many benefits mediation can provide, as well as explore situations in which mediation is appropriate or a preferred method of resolution.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys, Serving Del Mar, Oceanside and Surrounding Communities
At the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, we work closely with men and women who want to use mediation as an alternative means of resolving a divorce or family law matter. Call us at (619) 817-8691 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll Free) or contact our California lawyers to schedule a confidential consultation. Mention our website when you call to receive a discounted rate on your first meeting.
We accept credit cards. Evening hours are available upon request.