If you have questions regarding divorce mediation sessions in California you have come to the right place. Mediation sessions are offered in most communities. Mediation is a newer forum for resolving divorce related conflicts. The mediation process is voluntary for both parties. This is an avenue many parties take before deciding to follow through with the traditional divorce process. Some reasons parties decide to go the route of mediation is due to the high cost associated with divorce and to avoid high stress. The mediation sessions are typically a less costly avenue for resolving divorce disputes.
Mediators are neutral third parties that must remain unbiased. The purpose of having a neutral third party is to avoid any biases as well as favoritism. If at anytime the parties feel that they are not receiving fair and equal treatment they may decide mediation is not for them. The parties should both feel comfortable in order for their end goal of reaching an amicable agreement to be attained. If you are unsure of how to find a mediator you may want to ask friends, family, or coworkers if they have used a mediator, or divorce attorney. In addition, conducting searches online for top mediators and divorce lawyers can help you narrow your search and save you some time.
The mediation session is a structured meeting environment for the parties to freely discuss their feelings and concerns. The mediators role is to assist with the flow of conversations and to prevent the parties from digressing from the more pertinent issues at hand. It is important to keep in mind that the mediator is there to assist the parties in reaching a fair agreement. Mediators are not allowed to offer suggestions for solutions to resolve conflicts. Therefore, the parties should not ask the mediator to help them reach a solution. The mediators role during the sessions is to enforce ground rules and help keep the discussions on point.
If you would like additional information regarding possibly retaining an attorney for divorce or mediation please call today. Call your local family law attorneys at Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with your divorce matter.