If you are facing divorce, you may be bracing for a contentious courtroom battle. The fact is this: your divorce does not have to be adversarial. There are legal options today that allow spouses to work together to craft agreements on divorce-related issues. At Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC, we can explain two dispute resolution options that may work for you and your spouse: mediation and collaborative divorce.
In mediation, each spouse is represented by a lawyer. The mediation sessions are led by a third-party neutral mediator who steers the process in an attempt to get spouses to work cooperatively toward a resolution. The Riverside mediation attorneys representing individual spouses work to protect their individual interests.
Mediation is generally a lower cost option than litigation. Additionally, spouses stay in control of the process. Nobody is forced into an arrangement they’re not comfortable with.
In a collaborative divorce, spouses work with outside professionals who assist in helping them come to an agreement on various divorce-related legal matters. Experts in finance, accounting, child welfare, and other areas offer objective advice and guidance in their respective fields. Each spouse is represented by their own individual family law attorney during the collaborative process, who works to protect their individual rights and interests.
To find out more about either mediation or collaborative divorce, contact our firm today. We are available by phone at (951) 432-5351 or through a simple online form.