Ending a marriage is hard. Fighting in court is harder. But, there is another way.
Divorce mediation is a process in which the divorcing couple tries to work out all the issues that they have with each other, instead of going to court to fight. Divorce mediation is less contentious than going to court because you are in charge of the process. Mediators can help you come up with an agreement that’s good for both you and your spouse, as well as what is best for your children. You have the opportunity to come to an agreement with your spouse about custody, parenting, property division, etc. In court, a judge decides all of the details, from child support to custody arrangements, to where the parents can live and where the kids go to school.
The most important aspect of divorce mediation is that it promotes open communication and collaboration between the divorcing parties. This can lead to an amicable settlement without all of the fighting associated with litigation. It is much better for children because they are not exposed to constant fighting and yelling. It also helps them get through their feelings of anger and sadness. It also ensures that their parents can work together without major conflict.
Divorce mediation has been around for a while now but it’s only recently that it’s been gaining popularity in the U.S. With over 2 million divorces happening every year in America alone, there are plenty of opportunities for mediators to help couples find solutions without going through a lengthy court battle or spending thousands of dollars on legal fees.
C4 Legal Assistance has expert mediators who can affordably and professionally help you end your marriage as amicably and equitably as possible. Call us today at 805-585-3828 for a free consultation.