Mediation Attorney in Pasadena
The Advantages of Mediation
Mediation is a chance for marital partners to reach agreement on all matters
of importance in a divorce, without resorting to the courts for resolution.
Important issues such as
child support, the division of property, and financial matters can be addressed and
resolved. With experienced mediation, a legally binding divorce agreement
can be worked out. We at the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard recommend
the use of caring and knowledgeable Pasadena family law lawyer to competently
assist you in mediating your divorce.
We are trained in mediation services and have made them part of our established
practice. On a practical level, mediation is far less costly than divorce
litigation. It allows the persons involved to keep control of the divorce
process. How the issues are resolved and what is said in mediation can
remain confidential and many couples prefer to keep their divorce matters
private. Divorce can become a highly charged emotional affair. Mediation
provides an environment in which spouses can work together to achieve
the best possible outcome for their lives and those of their children.
There are specific actions, usually in a certain sequence, that go into
a successful mediation. In the beginning stages, each person will be able
to give their viewpoint on the situation and ask questions regarding the
process of mediation and divorce. Financial and other information will
be gathered under the direction of the mediator. The purpose of this information
collection is to ensure that all parties have the facts needed to decide
on all important issues. Each individual will be able to state what they
want to achieve from the divorce and why. Important matters will be negotiated,
discussed and compromised as needed. The end result is putting together
a divorce agreement that is legal, which both parties agree with and that
will be acceptable to the court.
With mediation, a neutral third party assists the spouses in negotiating
a workable settlement agreement. Unlike contentious divorce litigation
where two spouses battle it out and where the outcome is out of their
control, mediation provides an open forum where each spouse can communicate
his or her needs and desires, and what is important to them. Because the
environment is one that encourages open communication and negotiation,
it allows for better communication between the husband and wife. What's
more, because the husband and wife come to terms together, they are more
inclined to actually stick to the terms of their agreement afterwards.
Mediation is a cost-effective solution in contrast to litigation which
is both cumbersome and costly.
Having a cutting-edge attorney who supports the newly developing area of
mediation can be extremely valuable. By coaching you about your legal
rights and options and by coaching you through negotiations, and by giving
you creative settlement ideas, we can not only streamline the mediation
process for you but we can also prepare the necessary divorce paperwork
once you and your spouse come up with a workable agreement that you are
both satisfied with. With divorce litigation, the power is with the court;
however, with mediation, the power to make decisions about your assets,
your property, your debts and your family are with you, and this can be
a very comforting feeling. What's more, unless the courts have ordered
mediation, you are completely free to stop mediation and you can refuse
to sign any agreement that you feel is unfair.
Many years ago, our lead attorney went through a divorce that was not properly
mediated and without the level of care that should have been given. We
understand, therefore, the emotions and issues involved in a divorce.
We would like you to make use of our 50 years of family law experience
to ensure you divorce is correctly mediated.
Searching for an attorney for your divorce in Pasadena?
Contact a Mediation Attorney in Pasadena to assist in successfully mediating your divorce case without the need