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Choosing mediation as an alternative to divorce can offer a multitude of benefits, and allows you to negotiate settlements on your own terms. You and your spouse can choose the opportunity to have a neutral third-party representative facilitate a conversation and encourage an amicable resolution. While mediation is designed to avoid contention, we at Ross Family Law understand that it is often difficult to prevent highly-combative and emotionally-charged matters from escalating. Thus, it can be immensely beneficial to have a legal advocate on your side who is a skilled negotiator with a knack for easing discomfort.
Attorney Renee Ross, is a certified specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. This honor is only awarded to a select few lawyers who display a superior level of experience and achievement in their area of law. Contact our firm today to learn more about the qualified and skilled advocacy our Pleasanton mediation lawyer can deliver. Additionally, Ross Family Law, P.C. represents clients throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa and Marin Counties.
While mediation and arbitration are both used to solve conflicts, they do have some distinct differences.
Both mediation and arbitration can be used in conjunction with litigation.
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One of the advantages that mediation brings is that it gives spouses a chance to compromise over the terms of their marriage dissolution. You and your spouse have an equal opportunity to speak out about your personal needs and preferences. You can also benefit from having the third-party mediator oversee the discussion and weigh in on matters with impartial judgment.
These are some additional benefits:
Avoiding divorce court altogether is perhaps a primary reason for settling matters during mediation. As you may already be aware, litigation is costly. Reducing expenses and resolving issues at the onset can save you from emotional and financial distress later on. Lastly, the courtroom is not confidential, and courtroom dialogue is recorded and a matter of public record. Mediation, however, is confidential, giving you a safe and controlled environment where you may discuss your opinions openly.
If you have any further questions about mediation, contact Ross Family Law to schedule your case evaluation.