A Simple & Civil Way to Navigate a Divorce
Here at The Law Help Center, we understand that divorce is one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences you can go through. As experienced Los Angeles divorce and family law attorneys, we have seen couples throughout California endure the emotional turmoil that comes with the end of a marriage.
Though we are skilled litigators who are always prepared to take a case to trial, we believe that mediation, an alternative dispute resolution method, is often the ideal way to come to a marital dissolution agreement that is acceptable to both parties. Our team will always seek a resolution through mediation before pursuing litigation.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that does not involve a court, jury, or judge. Rather than bringing your divorce to a family law court – where a judge has the final say on matters involved in your divorce – you and your partner can choose to work things out on your own.
Many people prefer mediation to litigation because it:
- Is much less expensive
- Can peacefully resolve issues during divorce
- Is confidential and will not be available in a public record
- Gives partners more control over their divorce
The Mediation Process
During mediation, a mediator will facilitate your discussions and negotiations. The mediator will not make any decisions for you but can help you and your spouse understand the possible impact of your own decisions. The mediator is there to keep negotiations civil and guide you along the way.
During mediation, you may have a lawyer present. A Los Angeles family law attorney from The Broadway Law Firm can stand by your side, protecting your rights and interests. Just like the mediator, your attorney will not make decisions for you but can help you navigate the process and make informed decisions on your own.
We understand that this process is difficult. We want to be there to help you overcome any challenges you may run into along the way. Our law firm offers comprehensive representation for clients throughout Los Angeles.
If you need legal assistance with your divorce, call us at (213) 444-3155.