Mediation is a process for resolving any dispute and is particularly helpful in divorce cases. Mediation can bring parties together when they cannot agree without going through litigation or a court process.
When parties agree to use mediation to settle their disputes, they agree to participate in negotiations to come to an agreement. The goal is to create an agreement both parties accept. A mediator helps each party understand the other party’s view in order to help them come to an agreement. Without understanding the other person’s side, both spouses may be operating under misconceptions and misunderstandings.
Mediation is Cost-Effective Now and into the Future.
Once an agreement is created in mediation the parties can come back to the mediator as circumstances change. As children get older their needs change and as years go on parents get new jobs or lose their jobs and adjustments to the agreement must be made. If parties mediate an agreement in the beginning they can go back to the same mediator and save time and money because the mediator will already be familiar with their family’s circumstances.
Getting Legal Help
Experienced Sacramento Family Law Attorney Hal Bartholomew can help you get through your divorce with respect and compassion. Contact Bartholomew & Wasznicky today for knowledgeable and respectful representation. Call us at (916) 546-4393.