When a marriage comes to an end, it can be a very difficult time for everyone involved. If you are considering divorce, it is important to seek legal advice from a family law attorney to ensure that your interests are protected. There are many different ways to handle divorce, and mediation may be the right option for you. If you’re interested in learning more about mediation, our attorneys at Martin Family Law Group are ready to assist you. Call (310) 694-9533 to schedule a free consultation.
What is Mediation?
Family mediation is a process where an impartial third party (the mediator) helps you and your spouse come to an agreement on the terms of your divorce, including things like child custody and visitation, property division, and spousal support. The mediator doesn’t make any decisions for you; rather, they facilitate discussion and help you find common ground. In almost all circumstances, attorneys will not attend mediation.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation has a number of benefits over traditional divorce proceedings, including:
Saving Money: Traditional divorce proceedings can be very expensive, especially if they end up going to trial. Mediation is typically much less expensive than fighting it out in court.
Saving Time: Court cases can drag on for months or even years before they’re resolved. Mediation can take just a few sessions to reach an agreement.
Avoiding Stress: Divorce is already a stressful time; adding courtroom drama into the mix will only make things worse. Mediation gives you and your spouse more control over the outcome of your divorce, which can lead to reduced stress levels for everyone involved.
What is a Settlement in Family Law?
When seeking a divorce, many couples are able to come to an agreement, or settlement, without going to court. Reaching a settlement means that both parties agree on all the terms of the divorce. Once the settlement is signed by both spouses and a judge, it becomes a binding court order. A settlement can be reached through mediation, but settlements are usually negotiated between the parties’ attorneys.
The Process of Settling Your Divorce
If you and your spouse are interested in settling your divorce, there are some things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to have realistic expectations. You will likely not be able to get everything you want, so try to focus on what is most important to you. Second, be prepared to compromise. If you want your spouse to agree to something, be willing to give up something in return. Third, be prepared to negotiate in good faith. This means being reasonable and not trying to take advantage of your spouse. Lastly, consult with a divorce attorney before agreeing to anything. This will ensure that you understand all the terms of the settlement and that it is fair for both parties.
Why Hire The Martin Law Group?
If you’re looking for a family law attorney, you might be wondering why you should choose us. After all, there are plenty of options out there. Here’s why we’re the right choice:
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We will treat your case with compassion and understanding. You can rest assured knowing that we’re on your side.
We are proud to be a female-owned business. We understand the unique challenges that women face, both in and out of the courtroom. We will be an advocate for you and make sure your voice is heard.
We will be aggressive in our negotiation for a fair settlement. We know how important it is to get what you deserve, and we will fight for you every step of the way.
Contact us today to set up your free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.