Mediation & Collaborative Divorce
Our Santa Ana based family law attorneys serve all of Orange County and can help you mediate your case
California state info on collaborative divorce
There are many options under California law that allow you to solve custody, divorce, and support disputes in a way that is beneficial for you and your family. Mediation and collaborative divorce is one such method, and for many individuals, is preferable over litigation or a contested divorce.
What is a Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is a divorce in which both parties are in agreement about many, if not all, aspects of the divorce and are able to avoid costly litigation. The couple may each be represented by their own attorneys who will work together to create an agreement that dictates the division of marital property, spousal support, child custody and any other pertinent issues. Child support will generally still follow the same income based state formula.
Once the agreement is filed, it becomes legally binding, and often precludes both parties for seeking alternative arrangements through litigation. Often, a couple will go through the process of mediation in order to arrive at the decisions that will be outlined in the agreement. Through mediation, the couple will come to a compromise or an agreement on each issue involved, such as how the couple’s assets will be divided or if one spouse will pay the other alimony.
Benefits of Mediation:
There are many benefits of mediation, including the reduced cost of a divorce and a more amicable solution to the issues at hand. Litigation is often stressful for all parties involved, especially if there are any children of the marriage. Mediation can help a couple reach a harmonious agreement regarding all aspects of the divorce, thus avoiding litigation entirely and creating a much more amiable dissolution of the marriage.
How a Skilled California Mediation Attorney Can Help You:
If you believe mediation could be a good solution for you and your family, contact an experienced California mediation attorney as soon as possible. At OC Family Law & Divorce we have the expertise and resources needed to help guide you through the process of mediation. We will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine if mediation is indeed the best option for your unique situation, and we will work closely with you and all other parties involved in order to successfully reach solutions that are in the best interests of you and your loved ones.
Contact our seasoned attorneys today for a consultation to discuss your case by calling 714-689-6042