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What is mediation in relation to divorce?

California residents going through a divorce are already likely facing an emotionally exhausting time. Adding child custody or support into the mix usually complicates things and makes them even more difficult to deal with. This is where Palmer Rodak & Associates comes in, offering aid while you determine your child custody plans and consider mediation.

First of all, let's examine the way mediation interacts with divorce in particular. Some people believe that a mediator's job is to attempt to mend a broken couple's relationship, but that is simply untrue. Instead, it is a mediator's job to maintain impartiality in the face of your divorce and custody battles. They oversee things as you and your ex-spouse try to come to terms of agreement regarding child custody, visitation schedules, and working out child support payments.

In other cases, a mediator will speak their own opinion based on what they've seen if you aren't able to come to a decision. Family Court Services (FCS) mediation is, in fact, mandatory when it comes to most child support or custody cases. Mediator opinions and notes are usually very weighty in the eyes of the judge. Because of this, you will want to be prepared for your mediator's visit so as to leave the best impression.

Though you may not think that divorce mediation is necessary, having a third party involved does genuinely help many families come to an agreement that wouldn't have otherwise been possible. Check our linked website for more information about child custody or child support disputes and their use of mediation.

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