The Subject Matter of Orange County Divorce Mediations

By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.

divorce mediation attorney in orange county; California Divorce MediationThe number of people opting out of their marriages has been at a steady rate for decades.  However, what is more of a new development in recent years is the rise of divorce mediation as a more cost-effective, reasonable way to resolve divorce cases.

Different Yet Similar

This highlights how Orange County divorce is increasingly being used by couples to make sure they rid themselves from a number of issues. Not just one. What then is the primary issue or reason that is resulting in divorce? The answer is simple, there is no one reason. The reasons for opting out of marriage can vary from illicit spousal behavior to aggression and abuse and from that to extra marital or financial affairs.

While the issues pertaining to why a couple is looking for a divorce can vary, so can the methods. Despite being the oldest divorce method, litigation is fast losing its appeal in the masses, with people looking for a quieter, peaceful divorce achieved through Orange County divorce mediation.

So while the conclusions at the end of the mediation process, the results, the reason for the divorce and the impact the divorce is having on a particular person can vary. One thing that is nearly the same in all cases of Orange County divorce mediation is the subject matter. This blog will highlight the kinds of issues that almost always come up in Orange county divorce mediation.

Parenting Arrangements for Minor Children

Children are one of the most important assets for their parents and in any divorce settlement; they have an important role to play, especially in cases where the child is a minor.

  • Decision-making for significant issues
  • Child care arrangements
  • Residential arrangements and time-sharing
  • Tutoring
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Extra-curricular activities

Property and Debt Division

Division of assets and liabilities is another area where spouses are bound to have issues and careful deliberations are often needed to solve these issues amicably.

  • Ownership of business
  • Vehicles
  • Life insurance policies
  • Household goods
  • Stocks, bonds and other securities.
  • Real estate
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Attorney or Mediation fees
  • Income tax issues
  • Retirement type accounts

Spousal Maintenance

Paying the dependent spouse an amount to keep them away from financial hardships is often one of the primary issues to think about for both spouses.

  • Cash settlement
  • Periodic payments or lump sum
  • Tax deductible or not
  • Modifiable or non-modifiable
  • Duration of payments

Child Support for Minor Children

The custody arrangement will determine which parent the child lives with, determining their monthly maintenance amount will also have some difficulties.

  • Post-secondary education tuition for children.
  • Wage assignment
  • Medical insurance for minor children
  • Child Support Guidelines
  • Periodic exchange of income information related to child support

Are you looking for a peaceful and fast divorce? If you are then contact us at California Divorce Mediators today!

To learn more about the divorce process in California and how mediation can help, please visit our page, “What is Divorce Mediation.”