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What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

The divorce process is often viewed negatively. Many withhold do not file because they are not prepared to deal with the divorce emotional rollercoaster. However, even if spouses in California and other states are not able to communicate well, there are still ways to effectively navigate the process without litigation.

Being conscious of divorce

The summer is not only a time to enjoy the weather and go on trips. It is also time when Californian couples make major decisions. One of these could be to get a divorce. Whether a spouse or couple has debated this process or if a spouse or couple suddenly decides their marriage will no longer work, it is important to understand how to proceed with the process.

The benefits of divorce mediation

The divorce process can seem like a daunting task. Because of that, some couples in California and elsewhere prolong initiating the process. But the truth of the matter is that marriage dissolution does not have to be such an intimidating or overwhelming process. While it is not easy by any means, and is very emotional no matter which way you look at it, divorcing couples do not have to go through the traditional method of litigation. In fact, opting for an alternative dispute resolution method is often what makes the process easier, quicker and more cost-effective.

Helping you determine if divorce mediation is right for you

For some couples in California it can seem like they can never get along. No matter what marital problem arises, it is difficult to resolve. Thus, during divorce, these couples find it challenging to sort through all the necessary family law issues they must confront. Whether it is because they cannot see eye-to-eye, are too emotional, or are just being stubborn, this problem can really extend the process and make finding resolution difficult. Nonetheless, there are some marriage dissolution options available to divorcing spouses that may be better than the traditional litigation approach, depending on the circumstances.

Keeping divorce mediations confidential in California

Many people get divorced each year in California. During the divorce the couple will go through the process of separating the life they shared during the marriage. This process can be a complicated one as there are many aspects of their life that they will have to separate.

There are many upsides to divorce mediation

Today there are a number of different options available for handling a divorce. Divorce mediation is one option that can save couples time, money and stress sometimes associated with a traditional divorce. Mediation can help couples resolve the common divorce-related concerns they may have associated with child support, spousal support, child custody and property division.

Is divorce mediation right for you?

Divorces are often misconstrued as contentious, expensive, and long-lasting - all egged on my attorneys on both sides. But the reality is that divorces get complicated because spouses are unable to resolve their differences. There are plenty of divorces that are resolved out of the courtroom, through alternative dispute methods. This post will go over divorce mediation and whether it is right for you.

Understanding the basics of divorce mediation in California

Most California residents who are considering a divorce believe that the process will be unavoidably expensive and emotionally painful. While many divorces fit this description, California provides an alternative that can often reduce both the emotional pain and financial expense of ending a marriage. The process is called divorce mediation.

An overview of the four divorce methods, Part 1

Not every couple is the same and not every divorce is the same. Before couples were permitted only one method, traditional litigated divorce. But the modern era as produced new methods of divorcing, to recognize that not everyone needs to rely on the adversarial courtroom to resolve their differences. This post will go over two of the four methods; the remaining two will be addressed by a follow-up post.

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