Sometimes divorce cases in California can get pretty messy, particularly if they are high-asset divorce cases. In a situation when the divorcing couple probably already has a high level of animosity toward one another, the fact that dividing up assets of high value is a major part of a divorce case tends to complicate things even further. If the negotiations between the parties stagnate, the parties may begin to look for alternative options to address the issues in the divorce case. One option that is helpful for many divorcing couples is mediation.
So, will mediation be an option in your high-asset divorce case? The answer, in most situations, is “it depends.” First, just how much animosity is part of the divorce case? Can the divorcing spouses agree on anything at all? If not, mediation may be a fruitless exercise. However, if the soon-to-be ex-spouses are able to view their divorce case through the lens of addressing legal issues and then putting the matter behind them, mediation could work.
Mediation at a glance
In a typical mediation session, the separate sides tell the mediator what they want, and why. The mediator – who is a neutral third party – then usually goes back and forth between the parties to find creative solutions, compromises and, hopefully a resolution to what tends to be a sticky subject in divorce cases.
Mediation isn’t for everyone, but for many people, it can help bridge the gaps in finding solutions to legal problems. If you are facing a high-asset divorce in California, you need to consider all of your options.