Southern California mediation services are becoming a more popular and common alternative to the typical divorce proceedings. This newer form of conflict resolution may help you and your family lower the costs typically associated with divorce. These sessions are made completely voluntary for all parties involved. These sessions are given in a structured meeting environment. During the meeting both parties will be present as well as a mediator. It is important to familiarize yourself with any and all options associated with your upcoming divorce matter.
If you are worried about finances it is beneficial to contact several mediators to compare prices. Often the best place to start is by asking family, friends, relatives, or coworkers for referrals. If you are unable to obtain a referral you will want to conduct extensive research online. Research can be conducted by using an online search engine to find the mediators closest to you. When narrowing your search you will want to read reviews of the attorneys and select several to interview with. Typically when you contact the attorney or mediator they will schedule you for a phone or in person interview.
When attending your first consultation be sure to ask all of the pertinent questions you have. For example, questions such as, what topics the mediation session will cover and the duration of the session. Price is also an important topic to discuss. Will the attorney or mediator request the money up front? Or will the money for services rendered be requested after the mediation session. In addition, are payment plans or discounts offered at the firm? These questions should help you narrow down the selection of mediators and attorneys in your area.
If you would like to proceed in the process of selecting and retaining a mediator or attorney please schedule a consultation. Moreover, for further information regarding divorce and mediation in Southern California please contact your local family law attorney. Please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 the firm offers a free initial consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your family law or mediation matter!