Santa Clarita Mediation Services | SCV Divorce Service
Today we are talking about mediation. I’m going to give you a brief overview of what mediation is and when it would be useful when going through your divorce.
We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm. We specialize in divorce only.
What we do is, we prepare legal documents. We’ll get you through your entire divorce from start to finish as a paralegal would or as a law firm would. The only difference is we don’t give legal advice or represent you in court.
Sometimes when people come to us, they’re hoping that they’re going through the whole process on their own, come to all their agreements and things like that. But, what happens when you can’t agree?
That’s where mediation would be appropriate. Let’s say you have a lot of the things figured out but maybe you have a disagreement as to custody of the children or you have a disagreement regarding spousal support or child support or distribution of your property.
Where you have problems coming to an agreement, you can use a professional mediator to help you come to those decisions. And what they’ll do essentially is explain the law to you, they’re neutral party, they’ll sit down with both of you and your spouse, explain the laws so you can make and form decisions about how you want to make decisions regarding your divorce.
When it comes to divorce, there’s only two ways it’s going to end. Either you and your spouse are going to make an agreement or you are going to go to court and have a judge make the order. Hiring attorneys and using mediators and everything else in between. At the end of the day it comes down to you and your spouse would make an agreement that may be amicable, it may be highly contested or through a court order.
So, we highly recommend mediation if you are having difficulty coming to agreements. We have clients that come in here, we get started, they think everything is going to be fine and we get three quarters through the process and they realize they’re stuck on a particular issue.
I’ll often refer them out to a mediator, they’ll get their mediation and then they’ll come back to us and we’ll wrap things up.
When you are going to mediate, if you’re considering mediation from the get go and you know you’re going to need a mediator.
What I suggest you do is give us a call because you cannot start mediation with a mediation firm until you have gotten about three quarters away through the process.
That means you have to file, you have to have the paperwork served and both of you need to complete your financial disclosures.
And we take care of all of that for you as part of our fix fee pricing when we’re preparing your divorce.
So, what we recommend is before you call a mediation company, give us a call. Let’s get started.
Let’s get the ball rolling, let’s get your spouse served so we can start the clock and that six month waiting period. Let’s work at all your financial disclosures. Once all the financial disclosures are completed, then you can pick that up, walk in to the mediation firm and start your mediation.
You may find that starting with us, you may think you need mediation and then after we’re done all the disclosures and financial paperwork, you may have just work things out on your own and save some money on mediation to begin with.
Point of this video is if you are considering mediation, just give us a call.
We’ll be happy to talk with you, we’d be happy to give you a referral to a local Santa Clarita mediation firm who we do a lot of business with and we can talk to you how we can get the ball rolling with you and make this an easy as possible transition in your life.
divorce661.com, you can go to that website for more information or please give me a call.
I’ll be happy to speak with you – 661-281-0266.