As you most likely already know, divorce can be quite complicated. Unfortunately, when it comes to divorce, you have a lot at stake. Legal issues such as child custody, alimony, child support, and who gets to keep the house all quickly snowball into very personal issues as well. This is why it is typically best to come to a divorce agreement with your spouse without entering the litigation process. Many couples are able to reach a divorce agreement on their own through the process of mediation. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Los Angeles divorce attorneys to learn more about the benefits of divorce mediation and how our competent legal team can help guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
There are several significant benefits of divorce mediation. Some of the most critical benefits are as follows:
- Your divorce stays out of the public record. When a couple goes into a litigated divorce, the terms of their divorce, as well as any fault grounds cited (such as adultery) becomes part of the public record, meaning others will have access to what is really very sensitive information. By having a mediated divorce, you can help avoid this.
- You can save time and money. This is perhaps the most significant benefit of a mediated divorce. When a couple enters a litigated divorce, they often open themselves up to a long, drawn-out process, especially when fault grounds are cited. Additionally, in a litigated divorce, the judge will determine the outcome of your divorce, meaning you will have very little say when it comes to who gets which assets, the terms of your child custody, and more. With a mediated divorce, you have far more of a say, as you and your spouse, along with a mediator, work to simply reach a compromise that works for you both.
- Mediated divorce is often lower-conflict. Because both you and your spouse agree to take part in the mediation session(s), there is a good chance that you are both more willing to work with one another. Further, mediation takes place out of a courtroom setting, and is instead in a neutral location. As long as you and your spouse are capable of reaching a compromise, you can then take the agreement to a judge and have it finalized.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm
Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.