Create a Good End to Marriage with Mediation
May 18, 2011
Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2011 – Divorce mediation is becoming a realistic, healthier alternative to normal drawn-out divorce battles for many couples. In law offices and the media, mediation is picking up in popularity not only because it is more affordable, but because it is an efficient, less contentious way to split. The need for a mediation divorce lawyer is still critical, and many are trained in mediation and can help ensure every step of the divorce is covered. Mediation typically takes between six to 10 sessions and is cheaper than month to yearlong courtroom battles.“Your interests – regarding finances, assets, and the children – are still addressed and sought after,” said Irvine mediation divorce lawyer Gerald Maggio, of the Maggio Law Firm. “You will have a lot less stress and get resolution quicker so you can move on with your life.”
A mediator will keep the divorce conversation and negotiations moving forward and oversee that the separation of assets, finances, and parenting time is fair. When the spouses reach a roadblock, the mediator will push to get the conversation back on track. With the two individual’s input, the mediator will set ground rules and goals to achieve. Mediators will still need all relevant financial, asset, and any other documentation relevant to the marriage and divorce.
“Individuals find they are happier with the outcome of mediation versus having a court decide the fate of their finances and kids’ livelihood,” Maggio said. “Disputed divorces can wreak havoc on children and an individual’s wellbeing.”
Mediators are skilled at working with differing levels of personalities, so if a spouse tends to be domineering or pushy, the mediator will give each person time to speak and work through their needs. If there are concerns about violence or abuse, a mediator can arrange separate meeting times. The key is that mediator wants an individual’s input on what they are seeking in the divorce, but will balance it against the other individual’s needs.
A final agreement will detail every facet of the divorce and future agreements and must be legally approved. This agreement will then be used as the basis for the uncontested divorce. And unlike many courtroom battles, this way of getting divorced can have a better, lasting effect.
“Mediation is about creating a good ending to the marriage,” Maggio said. “Mediation is always worth a try.”
The Maggio Law Firm has many years of experience in divorce mediation. Attorney Gerald Maggio is active in the Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Riverside County Bar Association, the Orange County Barristers, and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The firm is known for protecting client’s rights and best interests, as well as being an empathetic ally during these tough times.
The Maggio Law Firm
38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606-5105
Call: (949) 553-0304