Riverside Mediation Attorneys for Divorce and Separation
Divorce Attorneys Serving Riverside County, Corona, and Moreno Valley
Mediation can be a highly beneficial resource to divorcing or separating couples. Courts actually prefer divorcing parties to work through as many divorce-related concerns as possible prior to litigation in court. At the Albright Family Law Group, we have years of combined experience handling complex divorce and separation cases, and we may be able to help you mediate your specific family law situation.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your specific situation, it is important that you contact a divorce lawyer in Riverside from our team as soon as possible.
How Does Mediation Work With Child Custody?
When there are children involved and custody and/or visitation is an issue, the court will order both parents to attend a mediation or Child Custody Recommending Counseling appointment. The mediation process is solely for the parents/guardians of the children.
No attorneys or third parties other than interpreters may be present during the appointment. At this time, the mediator will discuss issues with the parents, what each parent would prefer, and then submit a report (in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) of the mediator's recommendation should the parents be unable to reach a mutual agreement.
In Orange County and Los Angeles County, mediators do not submit a report to the court but rather try to work out a parenting plan at mediation. Children will meet with the mediator at the discretion of the mediator or order of the court. The primary objective of mediation or Child Custody Recommending Counseling is for it to work as an intermediary for parents to come to an agreement rather than the judge making an order.
Mediation and Property Division
On rare occasions, when parties are at an impasse, the judge may order both parties to attend mediation to settle their property / debt disputes. During mediation, the attorneys are allowed to be present and assist the mediator in negotiations.
There are a lot of things to consider during property division issues, including personal property, marital property, debt, and real estate. In order to ensure that your property and your rights are protected, it is important that you contact an attorney from our firm right away. We can help you work toward the fair and equal distribution of your property.
Tips for a successful mediation:
- Make sure you complete any pre-mediation classes and / or orientations as directed by the court.
- Remain calm and polite and remember that mediation is not about your personal opinion of the other party, but what is best for your child(ren) or most fair in dividing property.
- Make sure to file all necessary documents with the court in the timeframe specified by the court.
- Know exactly what you are seeking.
- Work with an attorney from the Albright Family Law Group!
How Do Settlement Conferences Work?
Many clients try to settle their cases prior to going to court. It is actually preferred by the court that the parties amicably come to their own agreement. Due to the state of the economy, this actually could be a more affordable option. Here at the Albright Family Law Group, we have years of combined experience participating in settlement conferences. We attempt to find creative, cost-effective solutions that are in your best interest.
Contact the Albright Family Law Group today for a consultation. In order to receive a successful settlement, be prepared to:
- Negotiate. Know what's very important to you and what you are willing to compromise on.
- Remain calm and open-minded.
- Remember that both of you are going through a stressful time and be respectful of one another.
- Organize your evidence/proof.
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