California divorce lawyer, California family law attorneyIf you are in the middle of splitting up with your spouse, you may be searching for the best possible resolution options for yourself. Once you are certain that this is the end of your marriage but want to forgo a lengthy and expensive divorce proceeding in court, a viable option for you may be mediation. Mediation has many positive advantages and can be the right choice for you. 

What Is Mediation?

If you and your spouse are having difficulty agreeing to a property division, child support, visitation, or even spousal support/alimony, consider mediation. Understand that if you go in front of a judge, that judge must follow the law in making decisions. In mediation, the mediator will listen to both sides of the story and help to find a solution agreeable to both parties.  

The Positives of Mediation

Mediation provides the time and the opportunity for both parties to discuss their differences and explore the options to resolve them. Mediation may be the best option for you and your family because:

If you are in the beginning or middle stages of separating from your spouse, but would like to save time and money on the process, you should consider mediation. Your mediator should be an experienced family law attorney who can explain the legal effect of the decisions you make in mediation. If you would like to speak to a Santa Clara, CA divorce mediation attorney, contact the Ventresca Law Firm. Benita Ventresca is an experienced family law attorney with specialized mediation training who has mediated many cases over her 35 years of professional practice. Call us today at 408-395-8822 for your free initial consultation.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/1189.htm

http://www.courts.ca.gov/1226.htm