One of the main things I stress at my law firm, the Law Office of David M. Schwartz, is that for most couples, avoiding a trial for your divorce is the best way to save you time, money and stress. One of the best ways to get through a divorce without a trial is to go through mediation.From my office in Rancho Bernardo, California, I represent clients in mediation who would like to come to an agreement on all aspects of a divorce and avoid a trial, including:
Why Mediation Is Often The Best Choice For California Couples
One of the best things that mediation can do is that it gets you and your spouse in the same room, talking about what each of you wants in your divorce. You may figure out that you have many areas of common ground.
If you and your spouse have children, which will involve continued interaction in the future, mediation can help you both realize that you can come together to focus on what is most important: your children’s upbringing.
Many couples attend a mediation session with a neutral mediator without attorneys present. If you do this, you can bring the agreement to me and I will review it to make sure you are not agreeing to something that is not in your best interest.
Mediation Allows You To Take Control Of The Divorce Process
As an experienced family law lawyer, I have seen what happens when individuals go to trial and think they will get everything they want. I have been through enough trials to give you a strong assessment of how I think a judge will rule. Mediation gives both you and your spouse the opportunity to exit the marriage with an agreement you can both live with.
Contact my law firm, the Law Office of David M. Schwartz, for a free consultation and advice on mediation and collaborative law.