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Divorce Mediation Services for Couples That Want to Try Mediation Before Pursuing Litigation

If the divorcing parties are both reasonable in their expectations in resolving their family law case, and if they don’t think involving lawyers early on would be an efficient and cost-effective way of going about their divorce, mediation might be the way to go. Mediation can be less costly than litigation for resolving your family law issue.

Los Angeles Divorce Mediation

In some situations, involving the wrong type of lawyers for either side can turn the case into a circus, costing the parties unnecessary legal fees times two (legal fees for each party). Remember, legal fees for both parties can rapidly escalate in litigation. Those fees will be coming out of the same pie.

Our seasoned divorce mediators provide high-quality mediation services in Los Angeles. Schedule a consultation by calling us at (213) 798-4854 or contacting us online today.

How to Facilitate an Amicable Resolution to Your Divorce

If both you and your spouse are open to a fair and amicable settlement and neither of you is interested in playing games or weaponizing the judicial process against the other spouse, you could benefit from retaining the services of a Los Angeles divorce mediation lawyer. 

Benefits of divorce mediation include:

  • Mediation can result in a less stressful process and preserve the size of the pie you are trying to divide in your divorce.
  • When you hire us as a mediator, we will serve as a neutral party in your case.
  • We have over 25 years of family law trial experience to draw upon and can advise you on a myriad of possible solutions to key issues that are fair to both parties under the California Family Code and case law.
  • Further, with mediation, both parties can share the cost of the services instead of each paying for their own attorney to fight in court.

Mediation for Child Custody & Support Matters in Los Angeles

If you have young children, taking a scorched-earth position in litigation might not be a good idea. Remember, you will co-parent your children even after the divorce. Through mediation, you might be able to avoid burning bridges with your ex-spouse.

Assisting with Preparing and Submitting Your Paperwork

As part of our Los Angeles divorce mediation services, our office will also assist both parties in drafting the pleadings necessary to successfully complete the case.

The service may include:

  • Filing the divorce petition,
  • Preparing the required financial disclosures, and
  • Drafting a settlement agreement and stipulated judgment should the parties settle the case.

Of course, there is no guarantee that you will be able to come to an agreement, but we will try our best.

What Happens if My Spouse and I Cannot Come to An Agreement in Mediation?

The good thing about family law is that each issue in a case is divisible. That means it is not an all-or-nothing situation like in civil law cases. You do not have to settle all the matters. You can settle the ones you are able to agree upon and litigate those you have an impasse on later in court. For the issues you can’t settle in mediation, you would still have a chance to litigate them in court and hire lawyers to represent you.

Local Divorce Mediation Services in Los Angeles: Navigating Family Law with Local Insight

Living in Los Angeles, we understand the unique challenges that come with navigating a divorce in such a bustling and diverse city. Our team is deeply familiar with the local family law courts, and we stay updated on the latest regulations and resources provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services. This local knowledge allows us to offer mediation services that are not only effective but also tailored to the specific needs of our community.

Personalized Legal Guidance

One of the common pain points for Los Angeles residents is the high cost of living, which can make the financial strain of a divorce even more daunting. Mediation offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation, helping you save money that can be better spent on your family's future. Additionally, the traffic and busy schedules typical of LA life can make frequent court appearances a logistical nightmare. Mediation sessions can be scheduled at times that are convenient for both parties, reducing the stress and time commitment involved.

We also recognize the importance of maintaining amicable relationships, especially when children are involved. Los Angeles is a city where co-parenting is often necessary due to the high number of dual-income households. Our mediation services aim to foster a cooperative environment, helping you and your spouse reach agreements that are in the best interest of your children. By avoiding the adversarial nature of court battles, you can focus on creating a stable and supportive co-parenting arrangement.

Whether you're residing in the heart of downtown Los Angeles or in the surrounding neighborhoods like Santa Monica or Pasadena, our mediation services are designed to meet your needs. We are committed to helping you navigate this challenging time with as little disruption to your daily life as possible. 

Practical Insights from an Experienced Los Angeles Divorce Mediator

Before practicing law for 25+ years, Attorney Kenneth Reyes formerly served as a CPA for 9 years. With this background, he can provide superior insides into the financial matters in your divorce.

  • If you own a business and need it appraised, you may jointly retain an expert for an appraisal during the mediation process to arrive at a fair and equitable division of community property.
  • If you owned a property before marriage, but the mortgage was paid using community income during the marriage, you might need to involve a forensic accounting expert to calculate and apportion the community interest in the property during the mediation process.


Privileged & Confidential Mediation Sessions in Los Angeles

Most statements during mediation are privileged and confidential. The settlement agreement reached is the only statement or writing made that can be disclosed without the express consent of both parties.

With limited exceptions created by the courts, nothing else said or written during or in the course of mediation, or for the purpose of mediation, can be:

  • Received in evidence,
  • Compelled in discovery, or
  • Compelled as testimony.

(California Evidence Code § 1119, 1121, and 1123)

If you think that divorce mediation in Los Angeles is the right process for your situation, please call us at (213) 798-4854 or contact us online. You and your spouse must agree to give mediation a chance and will be jointly retaining our services as a neutral party.

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