When getting a divorce, the first thing most people do is hire a divorce attorney. You each hire your own attorney, who then represents you in court. A Judge decides when you see your kids, how much support you will pay or receive, and what property and debts you will receive in the divorce.
Most people think this is the way divorce has to be: attorneys and court. But going to court can create an even bigger headache in the end. The time and expense spent in this traditional approach to getting a divorce can create overwhelming stress for everyone, including your children.
Mediation is a more modern approach to getting a divorce. In mediation, both parties use the same highly trained, experienced professional. The divorce mediator remains neutral while working closely with both parties to help them make decisions about what is best for them and their children. In mediation, you make the decisions, not a judge. In mediation, you do not have to be on the best speaking terms with your soon to be ex. You just need to have the desire to work with the mediator to find solutions so that you can avoid a long, expensive court battle.
If you have to go to court, having an attorney who is both a mediator and a traditional litigator will assure you that your attorney is invested in helping you make the decisions that are best for you rather than making your divorce longer and more expensive than necessary.
At California Mediation Solutions, we believe in doing what is best for our clients, not what is best for our pocketbooks. Contact us for a FREE consultation to determine what divorce approach is best for you.