Divorce mediation is a process in which your mediator acts as a neutral third party in order to help you reach a settlement of your legal issues. The role of divorce mediators is to guide your discussion, help you explore settlement alternatives, and resolve difficult conflicts.
Together, you and your spouse meet with a divorce mediator for private mediation sessions. You will exchange necessary information and ideas about various ways to settle your differences. The family law mediator will inform you of the law as it pertains to your situation, including property division and the calculation of child and spousal support. This process allows you and your spouse to make decisions together, rather than having attorneys arguing your case in court before a judge.
A family law mediator is a licensed California attorney; however, in the role of mediator, he or she is not acting as an attorney for either party, nor is he or she acting as an attorney for both of you. Instead, it is the mediator’s role to provide each party, in the presence of the other, with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding legal issues and Sacramento family law.
We will prepare all the court documents you will need, including but not limited to: Petition, Summons, Settlement Agreement, Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and Stipulated Court Order. You will be encouraged to seek an independent attorney for consultation, advice, or further information if there are complex issues, such as tax considerations, valuation problems, conflict impasse, or for a review of legal agreements.
Family law divorce mediation fees are charged at the mediator’s hourly rate. Legal documents are charged on a flat fee basis. Unlike paying a retainer to an attorney, mediation fees are charged as services are used. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation at a reduced fee to find out if mediation is right for you.
Please contact Family Law Center today to learn how you can benefit from divorce mediation services.
Family Law Center represents clients in the divorce mediation process throughout California including: Sacramento, Antelope, Auburn, Cameron Park, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Placerville, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, West Sacramento, Woodland and the counties of Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and more.