Thinking about divorce? Dread the idea of going to court and fighting things out? Guess what, it doesn't have to be that way. You may have another option. Divorce mediation is open to all California residents who want a better way to get through the dissolution process.
What is mediation all about? If you choose divorce mediation, it means that you and your spouse are willing to work with each other in order to come up with fair settlement terms. You will meet with a mediator in a neutral environment in order to talk things out. The mediator is not a person who is there to choose sides. Instead, he or she simply serves as a facilitator and can give insight on state law regarding certain aspects of your divorce.
Some people believe that attorneys cannot be present or part of the mediation process. This is not true. You do have the right to have your attorney with you in order to ensure your best interests are being looked out for. To learn more about how an attorney can help with the mediation process, please visit our firm's website.
Mediation works and it can work for the vast majority of divorce cases. It can help a couple save money and time in the long run. However, it is not for everyone. California residents who think the divorce mediation process may serve their interests well can speak to an attorney with mediation experience in order to determine if it really is the best option for them.