What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a controlled and non-confrontational process that allows people
involved in a family law dispute to talk about the issues involved. Based
on this discussion, it allows them to form an agreement that works for
Mediation is different from hiring an attorney and appearing before a judge.
The mediator is neutral and does not represent either party. Further,
the mediator does not make any judgment or decisions- he simply identifies
the points of disagreement, like
child support or
child custody. That way the parties can concentrate on fixing only the parts that are
broken between them.
To meet your unique needs, we offer several forms of mediation:
3-Party Mediation: Includes both spouses and a mediator.
5-Party Mediation: Both spouses, their attorneys, and a mediator.
3-Party Mediation: Spouses and mediator, with attorneys on standby outside the room.
4-Party Mediation: Team meeting between spouses, a mental health professional, and an attorney
As you can see, this approach is uniquely flexible and adaptable to any
relationship or situation. When you speak with us in a free consultation,
we will discuss all of your options in detail. We can also provide you
with the choices that would work best in your situation, empowering you
to make a truly informed and confident choice for your future.
Why Choose Mediation?
Mediation is a good choice for many
divorcing couples because is often quicker and less expensive than divorce litigation
in California courts. In this no-court method, your paperwork goes to
court, but you do not have to. It also gives couples more control over
the potential outcomes of litigation.
When litigation occurs, the parties involved must follow the judge's
order. However, parties who engage in mediation control their own fate.
They have the power to create a unique solution that fits them better.
For couples who are able to work with each other and seek mutually-beneficial
compromises, this is an ideal choice.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you have questions regarding your specific situation or you would like
to speak with an experienced legal professional at Klueck & Hoppes,
(619) 577-4900 today. Our firm has two locations for your convenience: our main office
in La Mesa, and our satellite office in La Jolla. Our free consultations
will provide the specific answers you need to make a decision and move
forward with your life.