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Using Mediation To Reduce The Conflict Of Your Divorce

Decisions made during the divorce process have a profound impact long after the decree is final. This is especially true when children are involved. Anything that can be done to avoid bitter litigation and post-divorce disputes will make the process easier on everyone. Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution are designed to save time, reduce the costs and alleviate stress, while preserving legal rights.

Due to the budget crisis in California, it is taking longer necessary to appear before a family law judge to finalize a divorce settlement. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to finalize their divorces through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as collaborative law and arbitration.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has many advantages over litigation:

  • Fewer hostilities and grudges that spill over into future disputes
  • Greater privacy because most details are not part of the public court record
  • More control over solutions, rather than leaving decisions up to a judge
  • Considerably lower cost
  • Less adverse impact on children
  • Faster resolutions than going to court

At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, you can benefit from the advice of our expert attorneys, who serve as volunteer mediators for the family law courts of the Los Angeles Superior Court. With their leadership, our firm guides clients through the divorce mediation process and helps represent the client's best interests and those of his or her children.

To learn about the benefits we provide, please call us at (310) 455-8364.

Mediation

Divorce mediation refers to an informal legal process of resolving divorce issues to reach a private settlement without court intervention. Mediation proceedings are guided by an experienced neutral third party who is trained in dispute resolution techniques.

The parties are encouraged to consider "out of the box" solutions that a court might not be able to order, to achieve the important goals desired by each party. Divorce mediation is also helpful in reaching closure, where both parties can articulate their goals, even if they do not desire to remain friends after the dissolution is concluded.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative divorce is a hybrid of mediation and negotiation. Both parties have attorneys representing their interests, but both parties and their attorneys sign an agreement not to litigate. If talks break down, your collaborative lawyer cannot represent you in courtroom litigation. Collaborative divorce law commonly involves psychologists, financial experts, and other professionals to help cover all the bases and forge an agreement.

Arbitration

Another option is hiring a private arbitrator, such as a retired family court judge, to settle disputes. The process is quicker and less costly than going to court, but the decision is binding. Arbitration is not as formal as going to court, and it is not open to the public.

Get Quality Representation from Our Mediation Attorneys in Los Angeles at TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP

Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution can potentially save you and your family thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees and court costs. To better understand whether mediation or another ADR technique is appropriate in your case, you should consult the professional advice of a Los Angeles family law mediation lawyer at TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP.

To talk to our lawyers to determine if mediation or other alternative dispute resolution techniques may be right for your situation, please call our Los Angeles office at (310) 455-8364 or contact us online today.

What It Means to Work with Our Firm

  • Three Board Certified Family Law Attorneys

    Our attorneys strive to meet the highest standard in Family Law. Our attorneys went through rigorous, voluntary examinations in order to attain this certification.

  • Over a Century of Collective Experience

    Our team is comprised of dedicated and experienced attorneys. When you work with us, you will have an entire team with over 100 years of combined experience advocating for you.

  • Our Clients Always Come First

    We take the time to get to know our clients. We listen to your concerns, educate you on the process, and come up with a resolution that will set you up for success.

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