Assisting Clients With Family Law Mediation
If you are going through a divorce, you do not have to use traditional litigation in which a judge issues a decision for you. When you litigate a dispute, you ultimately hand the decision-making authority over to a judge. The process can be slow, as you are at the mercy of crowded court calendars, and litigation can be very expensive. As an alternative, you might want to consider mediation.
Ryan Mannix, the founder of Fallow Field Legal Services, can assist you throughout the mediation process. As an experienced and caring California family law attorney, he offers mediation when possible to help individuals resolve family disputes without a high-conflict trial.
What Is Mediation?
In family law mediation, you and your spouse sit down with your attorneys and a neutral mediator. The mediator facilitates a discussion in which you can reach mutually satisfactory compromises about asset division, child support, custody and other concerns. A mediator can also help you work out the terms of your legal separation.
The mediator does not impose a solution to any of your disputes but instead will work with each party, learning about their perspective and concerns. They then help to clarify the law and describe potential resolutions, which the parties can consider.
Why Choose Mediation?
Mediation can offer many benefits compared to litigation. For example, mediation can allow you to:
- Reduce your legal fees
- Maintain your privacy
- Maintain an amicable relationship with your child’s other parent
- Resolve your divorce or custody dispute more quickly
- Retain more control over the final outcome
Is Mediation Right For You?
Granted, mediation does not work for everyone. It might be right for you if you can communicate civilly with your spouse or your child’s other parent and you do not have contentious issues. Mediation can often resolve the issues in a divorce or child custody dispute within a day or two, saving a great deal of time, money and stress, all of which can be very beneficial for you and your children.
Contact Fallow Field Legal Services Today
If you want to avoid the lengthy and expensive court process, consider mediation. Attorney Mannix will explain how the process works and help you decide if mediation is right for your situation. You can request an initial consultation by calling his Yreka office at 530-842-0754 or by using the online contact form.