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Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process

A Much Simpler Way to Divorce!

Divorce mediation offers a friendly, non-adversarial alternative to traditional court proceedings. Successful mediation allows two separating or divorcing spouses to reach mutual agreements on the various aspects of their divorce, such as asset division, child custody, support, and more. The process involves an impartial mediator who facilitates communication and negotiation between the two parties.

It is not necessary to resolve every single issue in mediation in order to complete the process, however, it is most advantageous to enter mediation with the understanding that you and your spouse will both have to compromise. If you wish to avoid having a judge rule on the unresolved issues between you and your spouse, reach out to the San Jose divorce mediation attorney at Attorney Mediated Divorces to learn more about alternative dispute resolution.

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What is Divorce Mediation All About?

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Advantages of Divorce Mediation

There are many reasons to choose divorce mediation over more traditional divorce settlement proceedings. Perhaps most importantly, mediation allows both parties a greater level of control throughout the process.

Some of the key benefits of mediation include that, when compared to traditional divorce court proceedings, it is typically:

  • Faster
  • More affordable
  • Less stressful
  • More amicable
  • Flexible
  • Relatively informal
  • More efficient

It is important to remember that, should you and your spouse choose to settle your divorce through mediation, the mediator will not have the power to decide on your case. Instead, you and your spouse must reach various agreements; any outstanding issues will have to be resolved in a conventional courtroom setting.

Why Choose Mediation?

Divorce mediation offers a number of benefits to couples who wish to avoid the time, stress, and cost of traditional divorce court proceedings.

The goals of mediation are:

  • To reach a mutually acceptable agreement
  • To be part of forming that agreement so that your concerns are addressed
  • To help your children cope with and adjust to the major changes brought about by the separation
  • To reach a point where there is some level of mutual respect, which allows you and your spouse to maintain a civil relationship in the future
  • To avoid spending a third (or more) of the marital assets on a divorce
  • To avoid spending years at the courthouse

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Although mediation offers an array of benefits, it is not for everyone. This process only works for divorcing couples that are willing to compromise in order to reach mutual agreements on all involved issues. When a divorce is particularly contentious or in instances where there is a history of domestic violence or emotional abuse, mediation is not an appropriate or feasible option.

If, however, you and your spouse can work together to settle your divorce, mediation can save you immense stress, not to mention time and money. The legal team at Attorney Mediated Divorces can help you determine if this is the best course of action for your particular situation. Our San Jose divorce mediation lawyer, Valerie S. Tarvin, has more than three decades of experience practicing family law and mediation. We often work with various experts and professionals, including therapists and CPAs, in order to facilitate the mediation process.

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If you wish to speak to a divorce attorney or mediator in San Jose about your case, we can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Give us a call at (408) 380-4410!

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