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Keep the terms of your divorce private with mediation

Divorce is not for the faint of heart. The end of a marriage can be quite messy. This is especially true when infidelity is a factor in the split.

But that is not the only embarrassing detail that can spill out in a divorce. Circumstances like a spouse's alcoholism or drug addiction, incidences of domestic violence or bankruptcy filings can all become public knowledge in a litigated divorce. One day, even your children could learn of lurid details surrounding the divorce that you prefer they never discover.

Regardless of the reasons behind your divorce, it's likely that you would prefer to keep them under wraps. You can accomplish that by mediating your divorce.

Settling the terms of the divorce between the two of you keeps your private marital business safe from prying eyes. While the court still has to sign off on the divorce, using generic language stating that the parties have reached accord on all issues is usually sufficient.

Sometimes, a divorcing couple will settle all but one or two issues between themselves. A divorce mediator can often assist them with moving the negotiations along until resolution is reached. Even when that is still not possible and the matters must be litigated, it is still typically much cheaper to litigate the sticking points than the entire divorce.

Would you like to learn more about divorce mediation? We can advise you of your options and help you resolve any financial or custodial challenges that remain. Call today or visit our website to determine whether mediation is a good option for your pending California divorce.

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