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How long does mediation take?

You have likely heard stories of high-profile divorce cases in Los Angeles and elsewhere lasting for years. Oftentimes, this may be due to the significant assets involved, but it is also often a result of the acrimony they participants for each other and the continuous motions filed in response to their partners' actions. You, on the other hand, may simply be looking for a fast and uncomplicated end to your marriage, which is why so many may be recommending that you and your soon to be ex-spouse pursue mediation. This, of course, then begs the question of how long mediation actually takes? 

Can I live with my significant other and still get alimony?

There are many positives to leaving a California divorce with a mindset to move onward and upward in a healthy fashion. The alternative you may have faced was wallowing in the pain and disappointment that the ended marital relationship that you were leaving behind.

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.

Things you should remember during divorce mediation

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce and questioning what methods to use in facilitating your decision, you are certainly not alone. Many California couples have the same question and your decision is entirely up to your personal preference, the needs of you and your spouse and the time you have available.

Back-to-school season and ending your marriage

For couples who have children, back-to-school season can generate additional anxiety with regard to child support, property division, and even the decision to file for divorce. At Thomas Law Offices, we know how hard it can be to navigate through family law matters for parents who are trying to prepare their children for school. Moreover, deciding to end your marriage could generate uncertainty for your child, but you could be able to make this transition easier by talking with your child and preparing yourself for divorce matters that may arise.

What do I need to know if my spouse and I plan to separate?

Many couples who live in Los Angeles choose to go through a legal separation. Maybe spending time apart will allow you and your spouse the space you need to work out your problems and eventually reconcile. On the other hand, the separation may just be a precursor to a divorce. At the Thomas Law Offices, we understand that, regardless of the future may bring, protecting yourself and your finances during the separation period is vital.

Finding middle ground in your divorce

When we read the news, there are many sensational stories about divorce that appear. On one end of the spectrum, there are the years-long contentious battles over millions of dollars that many celebrities reportedly experience. On the other end, there are stories about couples divorcing so peacefully that they still take family photos together after a split.

Why go through a mediated divorce in California

When a couple in California decides to end their marriage, one of their options is to go through a mediated divorce. There are a number of benefits to opting for this type of divorce, including the fact that a couple will have greater control over how matters are decided, and mediated divorces also tend to be less acrimonious than litigated divorces.


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