Because divorce and family law issues are often so contentious, California has encouraged couples to resolve their differences through avenues other than the courtroom. The most common alternative dispute resolution approach is for couples to resolve disputes through mediation.
Mediation presents an exciting opportunity for spouses who wish to find a more economical and amicable alternative to the standard process of divorce litigation. While mediation is not for everyone, it can have significant advantages for those capable of resolving their disputes with the assistance of a skilled and effective mediator.
When Can Mediation Be Used?
If you need an experienced divorce and family law mediator, please contact me, Ronald K. Stitch. I believe strongly that mediation can be a superior method for resolving divorce and family law disputes in most cases. I offer mediation services for a wide range of family law matters, including:
- Child custody and parenting time
- Post-divorce disputes (e.g., child support, custody, visitation)
- Other family law matters
My Role As A Mediator
As a mediator, I do not act as an attorney (legal counsel) for either party; I act as a neutral third party, with the goal of facilitating agreement between the parties.
I meet with both parties and work to help them find common ground that can serve as a basis for agreement. Once parties have reached an agreement, I can prepare all final paperwork for the court to enable the parties to move their cases through the court system in an effective and efficient manner.
An Experienced And Knowledgeable Mediator
I have been mediating cases since California courts began recommending this process for family law cases. As mediation is relatively new to divorce and family law cases, it's important to have an attorney who has a deep understanding about the mediation process, who has helped many individuals successfully resolve their family law issues, and who understands family and divorce law in the state.
Certified Family Law Specialist
I have more than 35 years of legal experience and have represented more than a thousand clients in divorce and family law matters. I am certified by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization in family law. Because of my experience as a divorce lawyer, I am better able to act as a strong mediator.
Call 818-237-4574 To Schedule A Free Consultation
My family mediation services extend to clients in Thousand Oaks and throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact my law office at 818-237-4574 or by email.