Explore Mediation Of Your California Divorce
For those couples who want to reach an amicable divorce settlement, mediation may be an option. The idea is that both parties sit down with a mediator and work out their issues in an attempt to avoid courtroom litigation, which is often an expensive and acrimonious process.
If you feel you may be able to work out various issues with your spouse, we would be happy to schedule a consultation with you to learn about the benefits of mediation as a less adversarial approach to divorce. This process is a real benefit for couples to settle their divorce outside of court. Our attorneys will discuss the pros and cons of mediation as a means to a workable divorce settlement that will cover all custody and financial issues.
How Does Mediation Work?
You sit down with an independent third-party mediator who does not represent either side. They act as a facilitator to help you work out the nuts and bolts of property division, child custody, spousal support, child support and other family law issues. Input from experts such as business valuation professionals and forensic accountants may be an important part of this process. Once the mediation process is started, it is often most beneficial financially for you to stay the course until you have worked out your difficult issues.
Mediation is not for everyone. Based on the circumstances of each case, some divorce cases require aggressive litigation – as is the case when one spouse is hiding assets or is the target of a criminal investigation. Mediating requires some give-and-take and the ability to set aside emotions and grievances.
Find Out If Mediation Is Right For You
Contact Maggio Law at 949-668-1439 or send us an email to schedule a consultation and to explore whether mediation might be appropriate for you and your spouse as an alternative to divorce litigation.