Why Hire Us

California Divorce Mediators stays up-to-date on all of the latest information dealing with using mediation in divorce, custody, support and property division/settlement issues. We are skilled mediators with the desire to help you get through a traumatic situation as peacefully as possible, while not going deeply into debt through litigation that may not be necessary.

We offer you alternatives to the adversarial approach used in many divorces. This is not to say that there are not times when a case must go to court, because that does happen. Mediation works for many couples but not for all, as each person participating is a unique individual. If couples are unable to make mediation work for them, we offer the traditional route of obtaining a divorce as well. The choice is really up to you, and that is why our clients hire California Divorce Mediators – they have choices and the control over the outcome of their case.

As mediators, we recognize that most flashpoint issues in a divorce are largely due to communication barriers. We know how to help you work around those. We then work as a team to find creative solutions to help you move forward. We also help you draft a solid, well thought out, individually tailored mediation agreement based on your wishes. We don’t tell you what to do, but we do show you the way to get things accomplished for your sake and the sake of your family.

We find that mediated agreements are much more satisfactory to our clients, largely because they had a part in designing the agreement and therefore have a stake in making it work. Court orders, on the other hand, tend to muddy the waters with disagreement, disappointment and disapproval for the decisions made by a judge without any input by the parties. While some clients are, by necessity and the non-cooperation of one spouse, faced with a court ordered settlement, those that have the chance to forge their own agreements, despite hard feelings, are much happier with the outcome – an outcome they can live with.

When we assist you with effective mediation, we are able to help you conquer divided loyalties and deal with potential conflicts of interest and rollercoaster emotions. The goal is to create a workable, flexible and personal agreement that will avoid litigation. In short, both parties in mediation have the chance to speak fully and frankly and to be heard from start to finish. Although the process is somewhat informal, there is a mutual level of trust built during the sessions that allows everyone to pursue a mutual agreement.

Contact California Divorce Mediators by email or phone, to discuss mediation, legal separation, same sex separation, domestic partnerships or dissolution. Mediation may be a viable and reasonably priced alternative to expensive litigation.