Mediation Attorneys in Riverside, CA
Keeping a Divorce Out of Court
If you and your spouse are contemplating a
legal separation or have decided to get a
divorce, a mediator could be immensely helpful for avoiding court intervention.
In addition to helping you work out the logistics of a divorce, such as
property division, and
spousal support, our divorce attorneys can offer a template for effective and calm communication
that is often used by our clients as a model in future interactions.
Choose a family law firm who has an expert on their team. Attorney Danica
Hanich has been a Certified Family Law Specialist with the California
Board of Legal Specialization for the past 14 years. As such, she is qualified
as an expert in
family law, an honor only shared by around 30 family lawyers in Riverside.
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Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?
Mediation is not right for every couple. Each spouse has to be honest,
open, and communicative. In situations where spouses plan on having regular
contact after divorce, whether because of children or because they wish
to remain amicable, a mediated divorce may be the best option. Mediation
allows a couple to determine their own future. Unlike
contested divorce, where a judge makes the decisions and the parties are legally bound to
abide by the divorce settlement, in a mediated divorce the ex-spouses
will agree on the terms of the divorce before signing an agreement.
The mediator does not make any of the decisions, but gives the information
necessary and facilitates candid and effective communication. It is possible
to bring in a specialist to help resolve complex custody or financial
issues, such as in a
high net worth divorce. A mediator can also be helpful when arranging
modifications to existing agreements or court orders such as for
child support or
Uncontested Divorce in California
There are financial benefits for choosing mediation rather than contested
divorce. First of all, these cases take less time to resolve which means
there are fewer attorney fees. Second of all, court fees can get expensive,
especially since contested divorces typically last longer. By staying
out of court, you can save a substantial sum of money. On average, cases
that are handled by mediation are resolved in three months while those
that go through the process of litigation can last six months or longer.
Contested divorces are often an emotionally draining process as well as
financially draining. It may seem like an endless battle of opinions when
you take your situation to court, but sometimes that may be the only option.
It is important to understand that simply because you and your spouse
don’t agree on all the issues, does not mean that your case must
go to court. What uncontested divorce does require, however, is that you
remain open to communication and compromise. You simply must evaluate
what is more important: getting everything or keeping the peace.
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Ending a marriage is already difficult. Why complicate it even further
with litigation? At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our team of
Riverside divorce lawyers is dedicated to helping couples through the
divorce process with minimal stress and fighting. As experienced and skilled
mediators, we can provide legal information and guidance to and your ex-spouse
without advocating for either party.