What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation in California?

What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation in California?

There are many different paths that can be taken when going through a divorce. You can have an uncontested divorce, a very contentious divorce fought out in court, or a divorce that goes through mediation. All of the different paths have their own pros and cons, but divorce mediation is definitely an option to consider if you are going through the process of getting divorced.

Not sure mediation is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits associated with mediation during divorces.

  1. You can see faster resolution
  2. One of the main benefits of divorce mediation is that is can lead to a faster resolution. If you do not go through mediation, it can take months, if not years for your case to make it through the family court system. That keeps you from moving on with your life, which is something that no one wants when getting divorced. With mediation, you may get through the process in a few as six months.

  3. It often costs less
  4. Divorce mediation can also cost less than if you are going to fight it out in court. Litigation is expensive as your attorney will need to thoroughly prepare, possibly hire experts, and request hordes of documents. The cheapest option in terms of legal fees is definitely going to be mediation.

  5. There is typically less conflict involved
  6. In most mediation cases, there is less conflict involved than there is if a case goes to mediation. Both sides will sit down with the attorney and work through the fairest way to move forward. Communication is usually cordial—for the most part—which is important if there are children involved and you will need to successfully co-parent. This isn’t to say that there are no conflicts when going through mediation, but there is typically a more cordial tone than there is in cases that go to litigation.

  7. You can work in special clauses that wouldn’t be allowed otherwise  
  8. When going through mediation you can also have a bit more flexibility in the compromises that you reach. Judges are more strict and formal in their rulings, whereas the two of you may be able to come up with a more flexible and unique co-parenting schedule that works for your family.

Turn to Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLC for help with your divorce mediation in California!

If you are going through a divorce it is important to have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we have over 26 years of experience in family law and we would be happy to discuss your case. It doesn’t matter whether you are planning to go through mediation or battling through court, our experienced team will fight for you. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to set up an initial consultation.

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