There are different types of people in California, from those who like to live by "the seats of their pants," so to speak, to those who prefer structure, routine and planning in their daily lives. Some people are list-makers, experiencing tremendous satisfaction as they check off each completed task or item in their planners. Others say spontaneity is the spice of life; lists make them nervous. When it comes to estate planning, many people fall somewhere in between these two extremes.
When getting divorced, you naturally may feel as though your life is spiraling out of control. However, divorce mediation can help you to take full control of planning your own life and making wise decisions about your future when going through the dissolution of a marriage. Pursuing a mediated settlement in California is particularly beneficial for parents who will have to keep making decisions together long after the divorce has been finalized.
Do you and your spouse still communicate? Are you able to be in the same room together? If so, then divorce mediation offers you a way to resolve your issues without the drama and contentious atmosphere of a courtroom.
Divorce is never an easy process. No matter how amicable the couple is or how well they work together, the process of dissolving a marriage is a difficult one. However, just because the process is difficult, does not mean that it is impossible to a couple to work together for the most beneficial goal available to them.
As long as you and your spouse understand the process and agree to it, mediation provides a less expensive, time consuming and contentious way to resolve your issues.
Many California couples who divorce can relate to various challenges that often arise regarding future care and upbringing of children. From who will have physical and legal custody to how much child support will be paid, parents often rely on the court to make final decisions when they are unable to achieve amicable agreements. A former couple in another state was order to engage in mediation if they were unable to agree on parenting matters.
Those who divorce in California or elsewhere typically face many challenges with regard to lifestyle changes. Especially, in situations were children are involved, a breakdown in communication can evoke strong emotions on both sides. Emotionally charged debates often hinder the ability to achieve swift and amicable solutions. Many people have found that successful mediation helps pave the way toward a happier future.
Mediation: you have probably heard of this process before. Either from a friend who has gone through a divorce before or a family member who recommends utilizing this process. In any event, most attorneys will advise you to at least consider using mediation for your divorce. This is because there are many potential benefits to using this ADR ("Alternative Dispute Resolution") method. Some of them include saving you substantial time and money.