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What to Expect from Mediation in Your Divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2021 | Mediation

Are you wondering if you should consider mediation and searching for information about what to expect from mediation in your divorce?  How can mediation help on complex issues from child custody and parenting time to support or the division of a business interest?

Divorce is one of the most emotional, stressful and often costly processes a person can face.  One of the most important hidden truths about divorce in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego is that the cost of your divorce, the time it will take and the emotional burden it will impose is directly related to the amount of disagreement between you and your former spouse.

The Family Court is a public record.  Therefore, any evidence provided within that context becomes public and can be viewed at any time now or in the future by nosey neighbors, co-workers, potential employers, friends, family and even your children.

One of the things to expect from mediation in your divorce is privacy.  Mediation is a confidential, discreet and generally less emotional venue for resolving areas where you and your former spouse may disagree.  It is often much faster less expensive than litigating the matters before the Family Court.  However, each case is unique and you should seek the sound advice and counsel of the experienced, proven Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.

Divorce mediation in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego involves a neutral third party, the mediator.  Generally speaking the selection of a mediator should be based on their proven ability to help parties to reach agreement and extensive experience and knowledge of the matters at hand.  The mediator’s primary responsibility is to identify areas of dispute, the opening position(s) of each party and potential alternatives to resolve the dispute.

The next thing to expect from mediation in your divorce is a safe, productive environment where each party is able to communicate their unique perspectives, goals and areas of give and take.  The mediator should guide the parties in three ways:

  1. Provide insight when a perspective may be out of bounds or outside of the parameters established by California Family Law
  2. Share practical insight and examples of alternative solutions to resolve the matter at hand
  3. Help the parties to find common ground and reach a written agreement which can be integrated into the divorce settlement

What you can expect from mediation in your divorce is a more private, confidential, timely, less emotional and usually less expensive process to complete your divorce.

The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq guide our clients through the process of mediation.  We provide sound counsel and work to protect your interests and help to ensure the resolution works to accomplish your goals and objectives.

Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.