By its nature, litigation is combative and adversarial because each party and their lawyers are fighting for what they feel is fair.
Experts and witnesses may be called to testify about someone’s behavior or mental capacity. Older children may be called to testify or to speak with the judge in their chamber.
In some cases, the court may appoint a minor’s counsel. The lawyer investigates the issue keeping the children in mind, uses their assessment as a basis, and reports the findings to the court.
This process may require extensive interviews with children and individuals with a strong connection to them and their families. These may include teachers, doctors, and babysitters.
Divorce mediators in Anaheim, on the other hand, are skilled professionals who have spent years helping countless spouses reach agreements and decisions that affect their families for years to come.
Neutral facilitators are trained to navigate through the most adversarial situations and assist the parties to come to a peaceful resolution.