California Divorce Mediation
- Divorce Mediation Tips
Dishon & Block :: Irvine, California Divorce Attorneys – Many divorcing couples admit to not understanding divorce mediation. Is it the same thing as hiring an attorney? What purpose does it serve? Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution, a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters. Divorce mediation can be an extremely helpful tool, paired with an experienced family law attorney, for many couples in California. We know several divorce mediators in Orange County and Los Angeles. Many couples that visit our Irvine office and our LA office are looking to hire an attorney and a mediator, and it’s usually a great option.
- Divorce Advice for Women: Can You Talk Your Husband into Mediation?
You’ve heard the nightmarish divorce stories from your women friends. You already feel hurt and alone and you aren’t interested in any more arguing. And, you aren’t certain if your husband would be willing to consider a stress-free divorce via mediation. Here’s advice from a family law expert on how to avoid a divorce battle, save money and retain your dignity at the same time.
The most important thing to remember, however, is to hire a qualified family law attorney. This is especially true if you and your husband have high income and diverse assets such as several properties.
Why? A great divorce attorney — who only specializes in family law — usually has specialized education and experience in mediation and can steer you in the right direction.
Mediation, which is commonly used in civil cases, is increasingly being used in divorce disputes for several reasons. Firstly, mediation is a private matter. All negotiations within the mediation framework are discreet as the court is not involved until the final agreement is settled. For wealthy individuals perhaps with complex business and property arrangements, the privacy aspect of mediation can be reason enough to do it.
Secondly, mediation may seem to cost more money up front, but in the end, this most civil of discussions usually leads to a smaller bill when it comes to lawyer’s fees. This is because mediation is more informal and can be a relatively quick process when compared to going through the normal family court channels.
- Can You Really Be Happily Divorced? Yes!
Dishon & Block: Divorce Advice
Even though statistics show divorcees can be more depressed and even die earlier than married individuals, there are ways to be happily divorced. Is it really possible to create a happy divorce? Yes!
One way to stay positive during this stressful time is to avoid going to divorce court at all. This is done by hiring a qualified divorce lawyer who then works with a mediator (usually a retired judge) to broker a smooth separation rather than an all-out battle.
Hiring a reputable lawyer and mediator can go a long way to showing your spouse that you want to avoid a divorce war at all costs.
- Divorce Mediation: A Lower Cost Alternative that May Work for You
Dishon & Block Los Angeles Family Law
Divorce can take an incredible emotional toll on a couple, but the financial costs can be just as burdensome. As of 2005, the average divorce litigated in court cost $15,000 and took 18 months to resolve. Divorce is one of the most stressful events one can experience in life, and when you are paying legal bills for months or years after, it becomes an event that seems unending. Divorce mediation may be a solution that will work for you. In these cases, a divorce is usually resolved within 3 months and costs about $3000. This, of course, depends on the individual couple, but a mediator may help you save money and emotional tax as well.
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