When faced with an impending divorce, issues regarding matters of child
custody, spousal support, visitation rights, child support and the division
of property can oftentimes cause conflict. Mediation is an attempt to
avoid that conflict by bringing in an unbiased party in order to help
you and your ex-spouse reach an agreement. The primary goal in mediation
is to successfully assist both parties to reach an agreement that will
satisfy both in a manner that will preserve the relationship, take less
time and achieve greater satisfaction.
Are you in need of a divorce attorney in Pasadena?
Contact the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard to discuss mediating your divorce without the need for litigation.
Beneficial for Children
The divorce process may be tough on spouses, but oftentimes it’s
tougher on children. Children benefit from seeing their parents cooperate
and reach a compromise rather than witnessing or being involved in heated
arguments. These types of interactions can allow for a healthy home environment
during and after the divorce, and also allow them to feel stable in their
personal environment. In mediation, you and your spouse also have more
control over what your child needs and wants than you would with litigation.
Many clients choose the route of mediation to avoid the costly fees of
litigation. In most cases, mediation can be 40%-60% less expensive than
divorce litigation. Since the turn around rate is much quicker with mediation,
clients will also be spending less money over time. It can be difficult
to focus during the most crucial moments of the divorce process with a
financial burden looming over you. Mediation offers a less cumbersome
and less expensive alternative to reach your desired goals.
In cases of divorce mediation, you have the control over what you and your
spouse want to discuss and settle. In addition, you are also given the
final say over the logistics of your agreement. In mediation, spouses
are given opportunities to speak and be heard. This type of open communication
can be invaluable when settling on the terms of your agreement and also
opens the door for important discussions to be had that otherwise wouldn’t
have in a courtroom setting before a judge.
Divorce is usually a personal affair that most people would rather keep
private. Once a divorce goes to court, however, court documents and information
become public record. In court you and your ex-spouse will also be required
to publicly argue your case. In divorce mediation, however, all meetings
are private and between you, your spouse, your respective attorneys and
the mediator in a closed setting. This degree of privacy is also beneficial
for children who may not have the emotional maturity to witness their
parents argue in a courtroom, or be interviewed and observed by several
experts in cases of custody trials.
Let us help you with all your mediation needs. Call us today at (888) 328-2734 to
discuss your options.