Sort Out Your Legal Issues With Our Divorce Mediation Services Santa Ana
Divorce mediation services Santa Ana CA offer divorcing couples the opportunity to end this chapter of their lives in an equitable and non-confrontational manner. With the help of a neutral third party, you can reach an agreement on the terms of the divorce.
For many, this option seems out of reach. Months, if not years of bitter discontent, may leave couples feeling like a legal battle is their only option.
Why Consider Mediation?
1. Flat Fee
Pay one fee for divorce completion, conflict resolutions, property divisions, and document preparations from beginning to end. Since divorce lawyers already cost a lot, the last thing you need is to spend more on a mediator and collaborative divorce attorney.
2. Can Be Completed Quickly
Your divorce can be resolved in our law firm with the help of our divorce mediation specialists in just a few weeks instead of months or years in court. Lessening difficult times for you and the kids.
3. Never Step Foot in the Courthouse
We file all of the documents and process your judgment for you, so you never go to court. It will be easy for you to move forward with your life. Since this involves other family matters as well, you will need certified family law specialists to get the proper support and assistance you need.
After helping thousands of clients with divorce mediation in Santa Ana, we know that it is possible, even for those coming to us with seemingly irreconcilable demands.
Our Divorce Mediation of California team comprises divorce mediation lawyers, accountants, and mental health professionals with years of mediation training and litigation experience. These professionals are committed to assisting clients in finding an alternative to expensive and lengthy litigation proceedings.
Conflict resolution and dispute resolution can be accomplished in just a few weeks instead of months or years. For a complimentary consultation, contact us at Divorce Mediation of California today.
How Does Mediation Work?
Professional divorce mediation services provide mediation for divorcing couples to come to an agreement on decisions that must be resolved during divorce proceedings. These determinations include distribution of assets and debts, spousal and child support, legal and physical child custody, and visitation rights.
Before committing to the process, we meet with clients during a complimentary consultation to answer their questions and let them know what to expect.
Typically, during the mediation process, a divorcing couple comes to our office for all sessions. Due to COVID, Zoom and online sessions are available. Neither party nor children will ever have to step into a court hearing or even a mediation center.
At these meetings, we begin the necessary discussions to determine what each person wants and where we can find common ground. Then, we’ll explore options in a non-adversarial manner to help you have the necessary conversations that lead to the best outcome for all concerned.
We will file all documents and process your judgment. In a matter of weeks, your mediated divorce will be processed, and you can begin to rebuild and create the next chapter of your life.
Why Choose Mediation?
Divorce mediation in Santa Ana offers several benefits when compared to litigation and settling your case in court. One of the most important advantages is that it provides divorcing couples the opportunity to remain in control of the outcome.
During litigation, a judge cannot simply make decisions based on what they — or you — think is fair. All facts must be considered, and those facts must be compared with current case law band codes.
Some judges are newly appointed under family law. If the court rotates the assignment of judges, it becomes a toss-up whether you will receive the benefit of a judge with extensive family law experience or not. The initial judgment may also be appealed, resulting in more time spent at the appellate level. This is one of the many reasons why certified family law specialists are needed in situations like these.
No Obligation To Appear In Court
Additionally, in some cases, an older child will be asked to testify in court, which can be an uncomfortable and stressful position for them. As a result, some judges may elect to have a child speak in their chambers so that they do not have to answer questions in front of both parents.
A judge may also appoint a minor’s counsel or a custody evaluator. These professionals investigate home environments and interview the children and individuals close to the children, such as teachers, doctors, and babysitters.
Following their investigation, they submitted a report of findings to the court with their recommendations.
Needless to say, parents do not relish giving up their control in situations involving their children.
Divorce mediation services in Santa Ana reduce the emotional strain inherent in divorce proceedings. Instead of closing the wounds and allowing the process of healing to begin, litigation allows the wounds to fester and compound.
Mediation lawyers help achieve closure, enabling couples to end one chapter of their life so that they can create something new. For many, the conversations achieved with the help of a facilitator allow divorcing couples to maintain a healthy, co-parenting relationship long after the divorce is finalized.
Couples that stay at the table, discuss the issues, and come up with a compromise, can say they’ve done the best for themselves and their children.
Mediation also offers couples the opportunity to talk with each other. Before the decision to proceed with a divorce, couples may have experienced months or even years of decaying communications. At times, they may have stopped talking altogether.
Entering the divorce mediation services Santa Ana with skilled professionals allows participants to discuss their disagreements as well as their concerns. With experienced third-party facilitators, non-adversarial communication is possible, and contested issues can be settled.
Developing open lines of communication can have long-term benefits, particularly for those spouses with children. Co-parenting is a process that requires discussions and exchanging information.
Ending a marriage in a way that ensures both sides are heard leads to less antagonism and more cooperation.
By comparison, litigation is a process that increases discord and dissension. Couples are fighting for assets, support, or time with their children. Instead of improving communication, it defines the battle lines and prompts a war.
It’s also a process that requires airing in court your personal affairs, such as finances. Because it’s taking place in court, records are made public.
Mediation Is private
According to California Law, communications and settlements that occur during the course of divorce mediation, family mediation, or even child custody mediation must remain confidential.
Mediation Saves Time And Money
Litigation is a lengthy process that can take months, if not years, to complete. Should the divorce proceed to trial, you can expect months to years of preparation. Most divorces that go to trial take over a year to resolve, and that time increases bitterness.
Divorce mediation in Santa Ana, on the other hand, can result in an agreement in just weeks instead of months.
In addition to the emotional costs, prolonged, high-conflict divorces deplete assets. For those that go to trial, costs can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
Work With The Best Divorce Mediation Team
Our years of experience have led to divorce mediation services Santa Ana that have been tried and tested over time.
Third-party facilitators create a space for honest communication. Don’t enter into litigation without considering the positive and healthy outcome that mediation can bring.
For a complimentary consultation, contact us or visit the Divorce Mediation of California’s website today.