Disputing out of court.
When spouses are preparing to file for a divorce or a legal separation they often have differing opinions and perspectives on the division of property, child custody and support, alimony, and other issues related to divorce. This does not necessarily mean you have to go in front of a judge to resolve them.
As a matter of fact, it is often safer for both parties to decide these disputes out of court, and can save a lot of time and money.
Mediation might be right for you.
One way of trying to resolve your disputes amicably and outside of court is through mediation. Foothill Law Group has skilled attorneys that can act as a mediator for both parties and help you reach an agreement that both sides can accept. The role of a mediator is not to make decisions or dictate terms, the mediators role is to help both sides see a clear picture of what is happening, and to help you get to terms that are mutually agreeable.
We will serve as a neutral 3rd party, just advising you of what the laws are in respect to your current issues. Having the help of a skilled family law attorney, who has had cases with all the issues you are facing, and has a good idea of what the outcome will be in court, will definitely save you money. We offer mediation on an hourly basis at an affordable rate.
Collaborative Divorce or is another means of settling your divorce or separation out of court. In a collaborative divorce process, each spouse will retain their own individual attorney and enter into a negotiation with other side outside of court.
You will meet separately with your attorney, but both spouses and attorneys will also meet together for the goal of coming to an agreement.
Spare yourself the hassle.
If you are getting ready to file for a divorce, either of these options can save you a significant amount of time and money. Mediation and collaborative agreements also often result in significantly less emotional distress, especially if there are children involved. Contact us if you want to discuss whether or not these options are right for you.