About Our Divorce Mediation Process in Irvine
Our Attorney Explains What to Expect
Even if you and your former spouse are choosing to move forward amicably, a
mediated divorce can still be a fairly overwhelming process. In an effort to bring you
a deserved peace of mind, our Irvine divorce mediation lawyer can inform
you of our divorce mediation process. We strive to eliminate as much stress,
anxiety, or tension through divorce solutions so that this chapter of
life can start off on the best foot possible.
Learn more about our divorce mediation process, detailed below!
If you prefer,
call the Center for Mediated Divorce
directly at (714) 706-3992
Step 1: Initial Mediation Session
During the initial mediation session, the general goals of both spouses
are discussed and a Mediation Agreement is signed by both spouses and
the mediator. The mediator guides the parties in setting their schedule
for mediations, as well as their priorities in choosing which issues to
discuss first. For example, the parties decide whether to discuss parenting
issues before financial issues, or vice versa. The mediator will clarify
which documentation will need to be completed by the next session.
Step 2: Subsequent Mediation Sessions
The number of necessary sessions will vary on a case-by-case basis, depending
on the number of issues to be negotiated between the two spouses, as well
as each person's willingness to compromise. The parties involved in
the mediation are in charge of the mediation sessions.
Step 3: Agreement
The mediator keeps detailed notes of the agreements that are reached during
each session. Once all issues have been agreed upon, then the mediator
will draft a Settlement Agreement (the divorce decree). The Settlement
Agreement is a comprehensive document that details all the agreements
that have been reached between the parties.
At this point, both parties have the option of having a consulting attorney
look over the final document before signing it. Though not required, this
step is always recommended by the mediator. Once the Settlement Agreement
has been signed, the mediator will send the documents to the courts for
legal approval and finalization.
Have questions or concerns? Call our Irvine lawyer at (714) 706-3992 now.
At the Center for Mediated Divorce, we also understand that
no two cases and no two families are exactly alike. Though we have a general approach to conducting the divorce mediation
process, we also tailor our representation to suit your unique needs.
Unlike most, our Irvine divorce mediation lawyers truly take the time to
listen to your story. We can create an effective divorce alternative that
can yield long-term results – not just a quick or temporary solution
to your current issue.
Are you ready to move forward? The Center for Mediated Divorce is ready to help!
Call (714) 706-3992
request your free case evaluation
to get started.