Mediate, don't litigate, your divorce

It may come as a shock to learn that your California divorce can be handled without acrimony. Especially in the immediate period after one spouse files the petition for divorce, emotions tend to run high.

One spouse may not even want the divorce to proceed and might try to throw up roadblocks that slow progress and negotiation to a crawl. That can foment some bad feelings between the soon-to-be exes. However, there are ways to encourage cooperation and help motivate the parties to reach an accord.

We can help you mediate your divorce. There are many benefits to mediating your divorce as opposed to litigating it. For one, you and your ex remain in the driver's seat rather than the family law judge. The two of you will hash out an agreement regarding the terms of your divorce, sign it and file it with the court. The terms never have to be made part of the public record.

Mediation requires a functional level of civility between the parties. Divorcing couples who want to take advantage of the benefits of mediation may be inspired to take the high road when tempers flare so as not to derail the process. That, in turn, provides a healthier attitude for the children of the union to model.

Because mediating is generally cheaper than litigating a divorce, both spouses can save money they will need to embark on the next chapter of their newly single lives. A mediated divorce can be a win-win situation for both parties.

Do you want to have a better and more civil uncoupling experience? Let us help you mediate your divorce.

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