When considering a divorce it is important to consider any and all alternatives. Divorce is something that the entire family will need to learn to cope with. Often it is most difficult for children to cope with their parents divorcing. During the separation or divorce it is beneficial to ensure the children that it is not their fault that the marriage is not working out. Younger kids often do not understand that they were not the cause of their parents not wanting to remain together.
In a divorce the first person to file paperwork is known as the petitioner and the other party is known as the respondent. A divorce is often seen as a negative thing because families are divided and the process can be costly. In addition, one party may not want the divorce.
On the other hand, mediation is an alternative to divorce. Mediation is less costly and is voluntary. In addition, the mediator is neutral third party who is simply facilitating the conversation between the individuals and allowing them to reach a stipulation.
Either way both parties need to make sure they have the child's best interest at heart.
At the Orange County Family Law Offices of Bettina Yanez, we will handle your legal separation issues with diligence and care. We will safeguard that jurisdiction over your divorce is accurate, formulate and file the necessary paperwork, acquire a inclusive picture of your marital estate, and labor to litigate, settle community property division, child support, child custody, and support matters as suitable to your case. We make sure you comprehend the disadvantages and advantages related with a divorce so you can make choices that are paramount for you and your family.