California divorce cases and related family law issues are complex and contentious. While many cases end up in the courtroom, there are other avenues that separating couples can take to get through this tough time. You may need help from a Simi Valley mediation attorney. At The Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, our certified family law specialist is ready to get to work on your case today. Mediation may be a better way to resolve the issues of your divorce, so call us today so we can get started.
Mediation can be a powerful tool
Divorces are complex, regardless of the situation. They can also be expensive for both parties. However, there are ways to resolve the issues in a divorce case in a more economical and less contentious manner. Using mediation as opposed to the traditional divorce process is an option we can offer you at our firm.
Consider the following issues that may be present in your divorce case:
- Property Division – California is a community property state, so all jointly owned assets will be equitably divided (real estate, financial accounts, vehicles, household items, etc.).
- Child Custody – both physical and legal custody of any children needs to be sorted out.
- Child Support – both parties are required to continue to support their children after a divorce.
- Spousal Maintenance – fair alimony payments need to be decided upon.
A mediator is a neutral third party. Both parties in the divorce need to agree on the mediator that is ultimately chosen to handle the case.
Mediation is beneficial for many reasons. Those who go through the mediation process are less likely to experience a contested divorce. A contested divorce can lead to a long and drawn-out process that becomes expensive.
The role of the mediator
Mediators do not act as an attorney for either party. They are not there to represent one party or the other. They are there to ensure both sides are treated fairly. Your mediator will help you find common ground.
What is helpful is that our mediator is a family law attorney. This comes in handy when the paperwork for a final agreement is filled out and moved into the court system. Our mediation process is extremely effective thanks to our experience.
Let us get to work on this today
When you and your spouse are considering separation, you may want to consider using a mediator instead of taking your case to the courtroom. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, we are ready to get to work on your case today. A mediator does not have to be a family law attorney, but that certainly helps. Our firm understands all aspects of family law and is ready to resolve all matters of your divorce through the less contentious mediation process. A mediator will also save you money in the divorce case. When you need a Simi Valley mediation lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling 818-237-4574.