What is the value of mediation in a North County divorce? Mediation is an effective tool to resolve areas of disagreement between the parties in many divorce cases. Mediation can reduce the emotional toll and stress associated with a divorce and in many cases significantly reduce the cost and time necessary to complete a divorce.
Mediation is specifically designed to be a confidential and non-confrontational environment. Any discussions or information shared in mediation is protected by confidentiality and will not appear in the public record. This is an excellent strategy for those with substantial assets or a closely held business or professional practice who want to keep their personal business private and out of the public eye.
Mediation is also designed to reduce the stress and emotional toll on the parties. Emotional outbursts, raised voices and manipulative bullying which many people experience during a divorce is replaced by rules of conduct the parties and their representatives must observe. This establishes a productive atmosphere where complex issues can be discussed and resolved in a more calm and positive environment.
The value of mediation in a North County divorce extends to your ability to influence the outcome. Several studies have shown the parties in mediation are much more likely to abide by resulting agreements as they have actively participated in the process and agreed to the outcome. If a disputed matter is taken before a Judge, a total stranger will impose a solution upon you which you must simply live with. The odds of post decree litigation in the future are greatly increased if a decision is enforced upon the parties.
The attorneys at Burke & Domercq are experienced trial attorneys and are always prepared to take a matter before the court to protect a client’s interests. In many cases, the value of mediation in a North County divorce lies in the cost and time savings as well as the reduction in emotional turmoil associated with a divorce case.