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Understanding divorce mediation

In the state of California, there are several ways to approach divorce. If your relationship with your partner is civil, you may be able to finalize the details of your divorce through mediation. This process is often quicker and less costly than court-run divorce proceedings. Here at the Thomas Law Offices, we are familiar with the details involved in divorce proceedings, and we can help you through the process in an efficient manner.

Although your divorce will likely be painful in any case, the California Courts state that mediation may help mitigate the emotional strain. Speeding up the process, as well as giving you and your partner the opportunity to reach mutually beneficial decisions regarding asset division and child custody, are just a couple benefits of mediation. In this approach to divorce, a mediator works directly with you and your partner, helping you to agree on the issues involved in the divorce. On the other hand, in traditional divorce proceedings, a judge ultimately decides how to divide your assets, as well as who will retain custody of the children.

Your divorce could be a combination of approaches. You could work with a mediator to settle matters that you and your partner are able to agree upon, then allow a judge to decide on the more contested aspects of your separation. A collaborative divorce is similar to mediation, but in this case you each have your own lawyer. The lawyers, as well as you and your partner, then meet frequently to reach decisions throughout the divorce. More information about how divorce assistance is available on our webpage.

 

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