Charles M. Green prioritizes the voluntary settlement process when possible in his work as a Los Angeles divorce mediation lawyer. Mediation can provide you with significant benefits when the other party is willing to come to a reasonable and equitable solution.
If you are considering a divorce and need to know what to expect, learn about mediation, its advantages, and how the Law offices of Charles M. Green can guide you through the process. Then, contact our practice to discuss the specifics of your case.
In mediation, you and your spouse negotiate your own agreement for the divorce. This often involves issues such as:
Los Angeles Divorce mediation attorney Charles M. Green can help you to structure the agreement in a cooperative and amicable manner. Typically, you start by meeting with Mr. Green in an initial consultation to discuss your divorce mediation goals for the agreement. He will develop a strategy for achieving these goals while identifying areas in which compromise is possible.
In divorce mediation, Mr. Green will represent you and work with the other party to establish an agreement. He will identify important documents to bring to the mediation, review the issues for fairness and clarity, and ensure that your rights are protected.
When the mediation has addressed all of your concerns, Mr. Green and the other party’s attorney will draft a settlement agreement, which will be sent to the court for approval and will hold the right of law.
Working one-on-one with your spouse means that you will not involve a court in the decisions that will affect your property, finances, and relationship with your children. In general, this provides you with greater flexibility in creating an agreement suited to your needs. When a court becomes involved, you face a greater risk that decisions will not fall in your favor.
Litigation is significantly more costly than mediation. Many people who begin their case in the courtroom return to mediation because they recognize the mounting expense as well as the time away from work and other problems it can cause.
The litigation process can last months, and this time increases with every battle that attorneys and clients wage in the courtroom. Divorce Mediation between two willing parties can resolve these concerns in a fraction of the time.
When a judge makes decisions, attorneys must demonstrate why their client is in the right and the other party is in the wrong. You face the possibility of destroying your relationship with your spouse and potentially harming your relationship with your children when litigation becomes acrimonious and hurtful. Divorce Mediation is more cooperative and promotes better post-marital relationships.
Though divorce mediation offers these advantages, settlement is not always possible. In some cases, the other party is unwilling to come to a fair resolution or there are certain issues on which you and your spouse cannot compromise.
As a Los Angeles divorce mediation lawyer, Charles M. Green can advise you when to pursue mediation and when settlement may not be an option. If litigation is the right course, he will aggressively represent you in court.