Divorce Mediation

Mediation is an effective method used in family law that allows all parties involved to talk through the issue before a decree is handed down. In most cases, it is significantly less expensive and allows both parties to come to a common middle ground, relieving some of the stress of the situation.

At Law Offices of Debra A. Pinasco, our team represents clients seeking mediation as an option for resolving family law issues. I will help you understand your rights so that you go into the proceedings prepared. I will also provide you with the tools you need to work toward an agreeable solution with your opposing party, representing your interests along the way.

If you are interested in learning more about mediation from a mediation attorney in San Luis Obispo, please contact our firm today at 805-556-0123.

The Divorce Mediation Process

During the divorce mediation process, both parties will sit down with a neutral third party to discuss the matter. This person, the mediator, is trained to facilitate conversations and negotiations, keeping the process pointed at the most efficient and effective outcome possible.

The mediator will help the spouses or opposing parties put together a proposed decree or solution to the problem. This will be prepared and presented to the judge. If the terms are acceptable, the judge will sign off on the decree, and it will become enforceable.

If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the matter will have to be settled in court, with different representation.

Benefits of Mediation

Many people who reach a resolution through mediation find it to be much less expensive than settling the matter in court or through typical negotiations. It has also been found to relieve much of the stress related to divorce and family law disputes. Since both parties must work together toward a solution, the decree is much more likely to be upheld by both parties since the both contributed to it. Also, many times the spouses are able to mend their relationship to the place where they can cooperate in child-raising and other parental responsibilities.

1/2 off the initial hour of your consultation. *Does not apply to QDROs or Prenups.