Divorces in California can spend years languishing in the state court system. However, they don't have to. California state law includes provisions for divorce mediation to help streamline the separation process. Divorce mediation involves both parties attending a meeting with a counselor to hash out their main points of contention in a divorce case. Additionally, both parties may hire a lawyer to help them navigate their divorce mediation. If you need a family law firm to represent you during the mediation process, choose the attorneys at the Stutz Law Office. With a combined decade of experience, the lawyers of the Stutz Law Office offer representation to clients in the Sacramento County, CA area and beyond. Call a trusted mediation lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
Regardless of whether you're on the verge of a heavily contested divorce or you and your spouse want to amicably split, mediation is a good first step. It allows both spouses to air grievances and identify areas of importance in their divorce. Additionally, judges look favorably on spouses that have already attended mediation before taking their divorce to court.
Mediation offers a few specific benefits over taking your case straight to court. They include:
Divorce mediations have a specific procedure they need to follow. It all starts with an introductory meeting. During this step, both parties meet with their mediator for the first time. They'll each identify their primary goals to the mediator and outline their main points of contention. If you chose an attorney to represent you, they can also attend your meeting. During your introductory meeting, you and your spouse can discuss factors like:
Separation of property
By discussing these factors out of court, you and your spouse can save significant time, money and headache. If your mediation is successful, you can resolve your divorce without going to court. If not, attending a mediation will demonstrate to the court that you tried to resolve your issues without clogging up the legal system. By choosing the attorneys at the Stutz Law Office to represent you in mediation, you'll have a leg up in the divorce process. Call now for assistance from a mediation lawyer in Sacramento County, CA.
Joshua passed the bar in 2017 and worked as an associate attorney practicing family law at a medium-sized firm. His responsibilities included managing more than 50 family law cases at once. He departed the firm after observing the company placing more importance on profits than people and founded the Stutz Law Office shortly after.
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