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Resolving Family Law Issues Through Mediation

When most people think of divorce, they think of bitter court battles and constant arguing over kids, money and property. This doesn’t have to be true in your case.

If you are willing to openly discuss issues with your spouse, mediation may be right for you.

Mediation creates an open and non-intrusive environment for divorcing couples to discuss marital dissolution issues amicably. With the help of a mediator and their representing attorneys, parties are encouraged to make compromises regarding important matters, allowing for the creation of win-win solutions.

Consult With An Experienced Pasadena Family Law Mediation Lawyer

At Kearney | Baker, our founding attorneys serve as mediators walking the clients through the mediation process. They are able to adapt to your needs and will do whatever is necessary to help ensure a smooth resolution to the divorce.

Advantages of Mediation in a California Divorce

At Kearney | Baker, we encourage clients to pursue mediation whenever feasible. There are several advantages to doing so, including:

  • You control the outcome, rather than leaving important decisions to a judge.
  • Mediation is cheaper than spending several days, weeks or months in court.
  • Mediation creates win-win solutions. It allows parties to be creative with the outcome, such as distributing property to allow for the most tax benefits.
  • Often parties can resolve issues faster through mediation than in court.
  • Mediation is less intrusive and easier on the entire family.
  • If mediation does fail, each client will need to hire his or her own attorney and continue the process through litigation.

Despite these advantages, we realize that mediation is not right for everyone. As experienced trial attorneys, we can effectively represent your interests in court if necessary.

Resolving All Issues or a Single Issue

Mediation can be helpful to resolve one issue or all issues related to your divorce or separation. Any issues that cannot be resolved through mediation will be litigated in court. Our law firm’s track record and depth of experience help clients determine how best to proceed when a divorce is contested only on the basis of certain issues.

Is Mediation Right in Your California Divorce Case?

Discuss the possibility of mediation and other collaborative law methods in your divorce or domestic partner dissolution case by contacting Kearney | Baker today. An online consultation form is available for your convenience.

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