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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce Mediation

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Los Gatos, CA family law attorney for divorce mediation

Every year, thousands of American couples make the difficult decision to pursue a divorce. While divorce can come with a number of challenges, it can also represent an opportunity to start anew. That being said, the divorcing parties must first resolve the issues that surround divorce or legal separation. At the Law Offices of Benita Ventresca, we provide divorce mediation services, and we firmly believe that the mediation process provides couples with greater flexibility and an opportunity to resolve their issues together. Still, mistakes can be made that can compromise the mediation process. 

What Not to Do During Your Mediation 

When a couple makes the decision to pursue mediation, they are choosing to cooperatively work through the dissolution of their marriage. This process can be incredibly effective, and it provides a couple with greater flexibility when resolving issues. However, the process can go awry if certain mistakes are made, including: 

  • Inflexibility: While a third-party mediator will guide you through the mediation process, the process hinges on the cooperation and flexibility of the two parties involved. If you are unwilling to compromise on some issues, it is likely that the divorce will ultimately need to go through courtroom litigation.

  • Lack of Planning:  The mediator will attempt to facilitate a settlement by guiding you through the issues and possible solutions. In order for the mediation process to ultimately result in a solution that benefits both spouses, you need to know what issues are important to you and identify your ultimate needs and goals. Attorney Benita Ventresca would be happy to discuss mediation with you in a courtesy consultation.

  • Losing Your Composure: The mediation process can be an effective way to resolve your legal issues, but it will only succeed if you are willing to cooperate and are able to communicate with your spouse.

Contact a Los Gatos, CA Mediation Attorney 

At the Law Offices of Benita Ventresca, we fully understand how challenging the divorce process can be for the entire family. As you navigate the emotions of divorce, we will work to ensure that issues related to your finances, child custody, and other aspects of your divorce are resolved in a proper manner. If you are interested in pursuing mediation, we will work with you and your ex-spouse to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to the outstanding issues in your divorce case. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled Los Gatos family law attorney, call us today at 408-395-8822



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