Are you preparing to go through divorce? If so, it is likely that you would like to dissolve your marriage in a manner that is as peaceful as possible, as opposed to spending a significant amount of time and money in court. By using an alternative dispute resolution method, you and your divorcing spouse have the option of ending your marriage in an amicable manner.
When two spouses are unable to come to an agreement on matters regarding child custody, child support, property division and spousal support, things have the potential to get ugly. Instead of coming to a peaceful agreement on these matters, the two parties have to go to court where a judge will make the decisions for them.
By instead getting a collaborative divorce or using the method of mediation, the two parties have the ability to come to fair terms. They will remain in control of their situation and will be responsible for making all of their own decisions. All of their thoughts, feelings, and opinions will be addressed, as each term is discussed in a way that enables each spouse to remain courteous to one another.
Child custody can be an especially touchy topic in divorce. In court, a judge will determine what they think is best for the child; however, they are only going off the very little information they have gathered. They do not understand your family dynamic the way you do, and you could end up with terms that you are unhappy with. Mediation or collaborative divorce allows you to make your own decisions, allowing you to ensure that your child's best interests are protected.
Why not save your money, time, and energy by avoiding the courtroom? Here at Cutter & Lax, we have over two decades of experience, and we know what it takes to help our clients peacefully work through their divorce. Contact our firm today to find out about the services our team of San Fernando divorce attorneys has to offer you!