Family law mediation is an excellent, cost-effective tool for dissolving a marriage privately and amicably. Mediation can address all, or some, of the issues involved in a dissolution, including division of assets and debts, child custody, child and spousal support, and other ancillary issues. In a best case scenario, a complete settlement agreement can be reached and filed with the court without you ever having to appear in court. Alternatively, mediation can at least reduce the overall time spent in the courtroom and, in turn, the associated litigation costs.
Braunstein Law offers a specialized family law mediation service by a licensed attorney acting as the neutral mediator, who does not represent either party. This levels the playing field and the mediator’s goal is to work with both parties to identify the points of contention, facilitate resolutions and help manage power imbalances. Family law mediation is ideal for couples who are willing to compromise and need the assistance of an attorney to give them the “big picture.”
Unlike family court litigation, where judges are often bound by the strict application of family code statutes, a family law mediator can properly asses and advise both parties of their rights, and thereby encourage creative settlement options. Furthermore, family law mediation allows for a more expeditious resolution of disputes due to California’s state court budget cuts and high-volume case loads. In litigation, very often parties have to wait months before they can receive a court date. The result-a prolonged delay to address their needs, which often requires prompt attention.
Family law mediation has become a widely popular resource for couples to utilize as a divorce mechanism. However, not everyone is qualified to address the complex issues that arise in a divorce. Choosing the right family law mediator is critical to achieving an equitable and orderly mediation settlement. Particularly, one that won’t be later torn up in court because it was wrongly procured.
If you and your spouse are interested in family law mediation, contact Braunstein Law to schedule a free 1/2 hour consultation with a licensed attorney where we will explain in more detail the process of a family law mediation and evaluate your case.
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