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Mediation may offer you a better way to divorce

Divorce is a difficult decision, and it can be an emotionally challenging process for both parties. In order to alleviate some of the complications and stress that can develop during the divorce process, some California couples choose a mediated divorce. Mediation will not alleviate every single problem, but it can offer a better, more peaceful way to resolve disputes.

Mediation is not right for everyone, but it is possible that you could avoid the cost and complication of litigation with this choice. If you would like to explore this option, you will find it beneficial to seek the opinion of an attorney with experience in this niche area of family law.

The benefits of a mediated divorce

In mediation, divorce disputes and certain issues are resolved through discussions and negotiations mediated by a neutral third party. Through guided discussions, you and your spouse can reach positive resolutions regarding any of the following matters:

  • Child custody
  • Alimony or spousal support
  • Parenting plans and visitation
  • Property division
  • Distribution of retirement accounts

At the end of the mediation process, the consensus reached will be satisfactory to both parties, allowing two spouses to move forward to a strong future. In addition to a mutually beneficial divorce order, the benefits of mediation include:

  • Allows you to express emotions and concerns in a peaceful manner
  • Promotes positive discussions between co-parents
  • Allows you and your spouse to keep control over the outcome of your divorce
  • Avoids the need for litigation, saving both time and money
  • Provides assurance that special needs are effectively addressed
  • Provides a more predictable outcome than a trial
  • Keeps financial information private
  • Allows for you and your spouse to remain as amicable as possible
  • Promotes cooperation

If the mediation process breaks down at any point, you and your spouse have the right to revert to litigation in order to complete your divorce.

Controlling your own future

Mediation is a popular choice for parents who wish to have more control over their final custody and visitation plan. While the court's primary concern is protecting the best interests of the kids, no one knows your family like you do. Mediation allows you to discuss and reach an agreement on the issues that may be unique to your family, providing you peace of mind and security for your children

Regardless of why you think mediation may be right for you, it is always a prudent choice to seek a complete case evaluation before you make any important divorce-related decisions.

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