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Mediation for uncontested divorces

California residents who are facing the end of their marriage may want to consider resolving their issues via mediation. With the impartial guidance of a trained third party, couples can work together to reach a consensus about their divorce terms. They will find that mediation is more advantageous than having a court trial for many reasons.

Using divorce mediation

There are different ways that California couples who are ending their marriages can work through their issues. As an alternative to going to court and having matters decided by a judge, they may want to consider divorce mediation.

Selecting a divorce mediator

California couples who are considering divorce often opt to work with a mediator as they go through the separation process. Mediators are independent third-parties who can help a couple discuss their needs and come to a peaceful, equitable resolution regarding issues such as property division, spousal support and child custody.

When divorce mediation is right

For some California couples, mediation can be an effective way to settle issues related to their divorce. However, the process won't be successful unless those going through it believe that it can help them. Typically, couples who have had a history of resolving conflict together have a good chance of doing the same with the help of a mediator. However, those who can't communicate or resolve conflict may exit the process with only a vague plan moving forward.

Mediation works when couples want it to

Mediators in California and around the country are not unlike intelligence agencies in that their failures are there for all the world to see while their successes go largely unheralded. However, this should not plant seeds of doubt in the minds of divorcing couples who wish to resolve their differences amicably and avoid protracted and confrontational legal battles. For divorce mediation to be successful, the parties involved should all be committed to finding solutions that work for all concerned.

Choosing the best mediator in California

If a couple decides to attempt to resolve their divorce through mediation, they must first choose a mediator. Above all else, it is important that each person trusts the individual who will be conducting the mediation session or sessions. The mediator must be perceived as honest and genuine, and both parties should meet with this person ahead of time. No person should be selected until both spouses are satisfied with who they are working with.

The benefits of divorce mediation

Many couples that are going through a divorce in California will begin the divorce process with mediation. Some couples will be able to reach a settlement through mediation alone, and some couples will have to proceed to a court trial after mediation. Even if all of the divorce issues cannot be resolved through mediation, mediation sessions usually result in some progress being made towards a settlement.

Mediation as an alternative to fighting and arguments

When California parents who are no longer together simply cannot get along when it comes to sharing time with the kids, conflicts are likely to occur. These arguments can be particularly frustrating around the holidays when organizing family time can be more stressful than usual. However, mediation is an option that can be utilized to work out these problems and find appropriate solutions.

How mediation can help California couples

Although doctors are less likely to divorce than other professionals, the stress of a medical career can lead to issues within a relationship. However, ending a marriage does not need to be an emotionally jarring experience that results in large legal fees. In some cases, it may be a good idea to seek out mediation or collaborative law options to terminate a marriage.

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