Let’s Talk About Divorce Mediation In Santa Clarita

If you read my blogs often you know we are the place to go in Santa Clarita for affordable divorce document preparation.

But what we are going to do over the next couple of weeks is start talking about divorce mediation in Santa Clarita.

Divorce mediation is not talked about much in Santa Clarita and there are things you need to know about mediation that can  benefit you.

We plan on writing at least 25 different articles that will hopefully make divorce mediation more understandable, to discuss if divorce mediation is an option for you or if you even need a divorce mediator at all.

We have tried to get a few divorce mediators to come into our office to discuss the mediation process in person so we can get that information out to our readers.  But we can’t wait any longer and are going to get it out on our own.

On top of the articles we plan on writing we will also do an accompanying video on divorce mediation in Santa Clarita that you will be able to find on our YouTube channel.

We feel that folks unnecessarily run to an attorney when they decide to get divorced.  There are better options in most cases than using a divorce lawyer for your case.

As much as 90% of divorced cases never need an attorney and you can get through the divorce process by using our Santa Clarita Divorce Service alone or a combination of our services and divorce mediation.

In any case, we plan on getting the word out about divorce mediation in Santa Clarita so you are aware of the benefits of mediating your divorce instead of litigating.

We will talk about the different types of divorce mediation services out there and what to watch out for.  As with every industry, there are the good ones and the bad apples.

Keep tuned to our blog posts as we discuss all there is to know about the divorce mediation process in Santa Clarita.

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What does it mean to mediate your divorce?  Want the easy answer?  Good!

When you go to a mediator, you are asking a neutral third party attorney to assist you with coming to an agreement about the terms of your divorce.

A mediator will work with both spouses to explain how the law works so you can make informed decisions on how to best divide your assets and debts and to work on parenting plans, etc.  Essentially, mediators will help with whatever issues you are unable to resolve on your own.

Once you are in agreement, they will draft a “marital settlement agreement” or MSA which you will sign.

But why are we discussing this on a divorce document preparation service site you ask?  Because mediation is the next step if you cannot come to an agreement on your divorce.

Let me give you an example.

Many people who don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on their divorce come to me to prepare their divorce for them.  These folks are mostly in agreement on the terms of their divorce.  But there may be one or two sticky points they are still working on.

What we will do is get their divorce filed and start the process.  We will prepare and complete all the necessary mandatory forms including the financial disclosures.  Once this is done, you are ready to work towards some type of agreement on the distribution of your assets and debts.

Let’s assume at this point that you are unable to come to an agreement on say a parenting plan or the amount of support to be paid.  Where you are unable to make decisions, using a mediator can help.

A mediator can provide you with the information you need so you can make informed decisions.  A divorce mediator is far better than the parties going out and hiring individual attorney’s.  There is certainly a cost advantage to using a divorce mediator.

I have clients that come to me who later need mediation.  I refer them out to a local Santa Clarita divorce mediation team who will help them through their issues and draft the marital settlement agreement.

Once the agreement is drafted, they come back to me to finish up the divorce documentation and we submit the final judgment.

What we recommend is that you start your divorce with us and allow us to get all the paperwork done for you.  This will save you a lot of money.  Then if you need to speak to a divorce mediator, you can go to them for help on an agreement.  Then we will wrap up your divorce for you.