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What To Do When Divorce Mediation Fails

The divorce process is, at its most basic, a negotiation or a series of exercises in compromise. One of the first strategies of compromise that a couple can try is divorce mediation. Mediation is one method divorcing couples can use to settle a divorce without the stress and worry associated with a trial or a long, contentious case. There are numerous benefits to using divorce mediation, and it is often successful, but in some cases, it just doesn’t work. Why Divorce Mediation Doesn’t Work:  In the divorce mediation process, there is no judge involved. When the two parties seeking a…


What is a Default Divorce?

In California if you do not respond to a spouse’s petition for divorce or separation or you file a response and come to an agreement, the case will be considered a default divorce or uncontested case. In a true default divorce, you give up any right to have a say in your divorce or separation. Before choosing this option, make sure to read through the filed paperwork carefully. Whatever they ask for in the papers will probably be exactly what the court orders. Most people prefer to take part in the decisions that are made about the future during their…


When Will a Court Order Supervised Parenting Time?

Most parents want free access to their children, but in certain circumstances visitation in the presence of a neutral third party may be advisable in order to safeguard the children. Parents who are required to be supervised during their visitation by the California almost always feel the arrangement is restrictive and most will also insist it is unnecessary. When a court orders supervised visitation, remember that this scenario allows a parent to have access to their children when the court may have considered preventing any contact at all. California Courts May Order Supervised Parenting Time in Response To:  A history…

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