Mediation Process Can Help Couples in a Divorce
Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2011 - During the hectic and most times tumultuous process of divorce, it is advisable that most couples should attempt to go to a mediator to at least see if everyone can come to terms with an agreement on their own without having to have the court settle things for them.
Not only are divorcing people seeking mediation, but also business partnerships and small claims, too, in order for all parties to try to come to an agreement on their terms in an attempt to resolve their issues before having to go further in the court system, spending more time and money.
But during divorce mediation sessions, the mediator, along with the spouses, sit down and discuss issues and prioritize them so that the spouses can come to a decision together. The goal is to have everyone come to terms with a mutual resolution, and if children are involved, what would be best for them by working out the fine details about visitation, custody, etc. This process can be hopefully achieved within two or three mediation sessions, with tentative agreements set forth so that both parties can collect documents and information, etc.
“Remember, the outcomes are not going to be picture-perfect, so do not feel slighted if your expectations are not met the first go around. As with all things in life, there is the usual give and take. To remember what is best for the children is what couples with children need to consider first and foremost,” said Orange county divorce lawyer Gerald A. Maggio from The Maggio Law Firm, a family law practice based in Irvine, CA. “It is also wise to seek a good family law attorney to advise you through the process.”
Sometimes mediation is not going to work, such as in some cases where domestic violence is involved or when the other party is not willing because of inflexibility and obstinacy (which usually will not look noble in the eyes of the court). However, knowing that this service is there to help ease the process – not to purposely make it more difficult than it already is for people who are going through the painful process of divorce – is a good perspective have when going through mediation.
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