Achieve Mutually Beneficial Outcomes with Help from a Divorce Mediator
When compared to traditional litigation, divorce mediation can bring about a peaceful compromise while saving you a tremendous amount of time and money. At Rombro & Associates in Manhattan Beach, CA, a divorce mediator will work tirelessly to make sure both parties come out of the divorce process satisfied with the outcome. Any couple wanting an amicable divorce can choose mediation, but it is most beneficial to those with children who want to maintain a good relationship while minimizing the trauma of divorce. If you are considering mediation for your divorce, contact our law firm to speak with one of our family law attorneys about your options.
What is Mediation and What Can it Address?
In mediation, the two parties come together and negotiate with one another to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome. It provides divorcing couples an alternative form of dispute resolution and nothing is binding until both parties have reached an agreement. Mediation can address all the same issues as a traditional divorce, including:
- Division of property and assets
- Child custody and parenting plans
- Spousal and child support obligations
- Payment of marital debts
What is the Difference Between Mediation and Litigation?
While attorneys are typically involved in both mediation and litigation processes, attorneys do not represent either side in mediation. Instead, they serve as a neutral third party who facilitates communication and encourages both parties to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement. Mediation also gives both parties complete control over the outcome.
Any couple wanting an amicable divorce can choose mediation, but it is most beneficial to those with children who want to maintain a good relationship while minimizing the trauma of divorce.
The spouses can decide who will keep the family home and how much time each parent will spend with the children. In litigation, most, if not all of these decisions, are made by a judge, which may leave one or both parties feeling as though they have lost.
Mediation is completed on the couple’s schedule, rather than the court’s as with litigation. This means mediation can take far less time, and because the court is not involved, it is usually far less expensive as well.
What are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?
The two most obvious benefits of mediation are the time and money saved. There are countless other benefits, however, including:
- Having greater control over the outcome, including the division of property, child custody, and other factors, which can help preserve your financial security, among other things
- Saving your children from the often traumatic experience of divorce litigation, which can make them feel as if they have to choose sides and can lead to anger, depression, and resentment
- Keeping the details of your divorce private, as litigation makes all aspects of your divorce public record
While divorce is never easy or stress-free, mediation can make the process much less stressful and emotionally traumatizing for everyone involved. Most couples who choose mediation are better able to maintain an amicable relationship that greatly benefits their children.
Work with Rombro & Associates to Mediate Your Divorce
If you are thinking about divorce and are unsure about your options, contact Rombro & Associates to speak with one of our attorneys. We can explain mediation in detail and help you determine if this course of action is the right option for you. You can also call our office at (310) 545-1900 to speak to a member of our team.
“I am very satisfied with Roger Rombro service. I now have more time with my kids and enjoying every bit of it. Not many attorneys you will find that truly cares about your issues. Roger sincerely does. Thank you so much Roger and team!” - Cash