Mediation is an alternative to litigation when it comes to a divorce.
Pursuing a divorce in court can be extremely costly, contentious, and ultimately, the court gets to decide the outcome for both parties. Additionally, litigation typically takes much longer than mediation.
The mediation process is a much less formal alternative to divorce, which is done with the help of a neutral third party, a licensed mediator.
While most mediators are trained in conflict resolution, it is important to know that the extent of every mediator’s skill level and experience vary drastically, as well as the cost. For example, a retired judge that works as a private mediator will likely have an expensive hourly rate. On the other hand, a volunteer attorney hired through a court-sponsored settlement program or through small claims court may do it for free.
Regardless, it is imperative that you have a skilled mediator to help resolve the issues in your divorce. At Family Beach Law, we specialize in one area of law, and that is family law. We offer mediation services for spouses facing a divorce and help them reach an agreement.
It is important to know that a mediator does not decide the outcome of the case.
How Long Does Mediation Last?
The duration of mediation varies drastically and is dependent on a number of factors, including the complexity of the case such as child custody, property division, child support, alimony, and more.
Some straightforward cases can be resolved in a few days or less, while more complex cases can last up to weeks or months. However, if the couple cannot come to an agreement, then either party can pursue a lawsuit or continue pursuing the existing case.
Contact Our Team For More Information
If you and your spouse are facing divorce and are considering mediation, it is very important to speak to an experienced and skilled mediator in Los Angeles. Our team at Beach Family Law is here to help you reach an agreement and avoid the many negative aspects of going to court. Contact our team to learn more about mediation in Los Angeles.