Does Mediation Make Sense?
Does Mediation Make Sense?
Johnson Family Law Group can arrange for mediation services to help with every milestone or hurdle of your divorce, from the division of property to child custody arrangements. A neutral mediation attorney will assist both parties in helping them complete and file all necessary forms with the court. It allows you to keep control rather than letting a judge make these very important decisions for you. A trained mediation lawyer can manage the same issues in which a judge would typically control, without the need of a contentious and emotionally draining courtroom battle.
Some other examples of simplified or expedient divorce solutions are:
- Summary or same sex dissolution: A summary dissolution is a much simpler way to get divorced if you are married or are in a domestic partnership. There are specific guidelines that a divorce must meet in order to qualify as a summary dissolution, and for this reason, you should contact a mediation attorney today.
- Uncontested dissolution: A divorce or separation where both partners agree on all facets of their divorce and their futures. This is rare, and if you feel you and your spouse can agree on everything, then definitely make sure to keep your divorce uncontested. For the rest and large majority of cases, make sure to contact Johnson Family Law Group about your divorce to get a consultation on how to proceed and learn the best ways in which to protect yourself and your family.
- Mediation: As discussed previously, in a divorce mediation, you maintain control over your divorce or separation and make choices for your family, rather than leaving these life-changing decisions to a judge. This is a good choice for couples who can make rational decisions and want a more private and dignified divorce.
- Parenting solutions: Sometimes couples are not able to come to a mutual agreement for their children. Many times these couples are not married and in these cases there are parenting solutions which can help unmarried couples who need to establish child support, custody and/or visitation arrangements in an equally binding agreement for their minor children.
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Answers to Common California Family Law Questions
How Long Does A Divorce Take In California?
The laws around divorce in California are outlined very specifically and there are certain steps that must be taken in order to finalize a marriage dissolution. If both parties agree on everything and all the financial orders are laid out and dealt with, the dissolution can happen very quickly. Alternatively, a contested divorce could span the course of several years and involve multiple parties and mountains of paperwork...
Who Has To Pay Alimony Or Spousal Support?
Alimony laws in California can get complicated and it’s important that you understand the need for legal representation when discussing alimony or spousal support payments. There are many financial calculations and algorithms that are used to determine who has to pay who and how much. Alimony or spousal support is designed to help a spouse after a divorce or separation maintain the style of living they were accustomed to in the marriage....
How Does Child Custody Work In California?
Often times, spouses can work together on a child visitation arrangement or a child custody agreement. Many other times they cannot agree, and this is why there are custody laws in California. The courts are in the position to designate physical custody and legal custody, should the need arise and the parents are unable to make this decision for their family. In these cases the courts will need to weigh specific factors in determining which parent...