If you and your spouse are able to agree to mediate, our team can work with you and come up with a divorce settlement using the assistance, guidance and expertise of a divorce mediator.
The divorce mediator’s role is different from that of a family law attorney. A family law divorce mediator will work to facilitate an agreement between spouses but will not provide legal advice to either spouse.
Is Mediation Right for You?
Since mediation is a voluntary process, you and your spouse must first agree to mediate. You do not need to be in agreement on divorce issues to choose mediation. The mediator’s role will be to provide you with information so that you understand the issues involved in your divorce and to help you and your spouse work through these issues so that you can make your own decisions without involving the Court. In order to engage in mediation, you and your spouse must agree and be willing to share all pertinent income and asset information and must be willing to be civil and participate in coming up with creative solutions.
Mediation is confidential and one of the benefits is that your personal issues will not be aired in court rooms and publicly accessible court files. Your children will also not be exposed to all the negatives that come with a contested traditional divorce. This is often one of the reasons why our clients choose to retain us to design their own divorce solutions.
If you have questions pertaining to the benefits of mediation and getting started on the mediation process, call the attorneys at The Sperling Legal Group at 818-205-9090.