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Lower the Cost of Your Divorce

By Barnholtz & Kugler  Apr. 1, 2013 4:27p

When it comes to divorce, the financial toll can be high especially for those couples who engage in protracted courtroom battles. That type of contentious divorce, often portrayed in movies and on TV as well as reported in the news media for high-profile individuals, puts the courts in charge of the decisions that must be made concerning the division of marital property, child custody and visitation, spousal support, and more. How those decisions will be determined will be based on the evidence presented, the judge's discretion, and state guidelines and policy. A more cost-effective and efficient way to handle your divorce is through divorce mediation, wherein you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse cooperate long enough to hammer out your own divorce agreement with the help a neutral third party, the divorce mediator.

According to statistics gathered by mediation experts, 95 percent of those who enter into the process doubt that it will work for them. The inability to communicate with their spouse in a civil manner poses the biggest barrier; often these people can barely stand to be in the same room together. After making an effort, however, 71 percent are able to reach an agreement on a portion or all of the issues they must resolve, much to their own surprise. Mediation works because most individuals going through such a difficult process as divorce need to communicate, want to be heard, require information about all of the ramifications of their decisions, and want to make their own decisions as opposed to being told what will happen by an outside authority, such as a judge. These needs can cause one to rise above any negative emotions, such as anger, distrust, and more.

Divorce Attorney in Valencia, California

At the family law firm of Barnholtz & Kugler, based in Valencia, the attorneys are dedicated to helping you and your family find the best solutions for divorce, child custody, visitation, relocation, and other family law issues. The firm offers divorce mediation services as well as representation in cases where mediation is not an option. Both Mr. Barnholtz and Ms. Kugler have been practicing law for the past 16 years. Their extensive experience, both inside and outside the courtroom, provides you with an abundance of knowledge, skill, and practical solutions which will ease the divorce process.

Divorce is never an easy transition. That is why it pays to have a dedicated attorney who can tailor legal assistance to your needs and goals. Contact the firm to speak to schedule a consultation about your case. The firm offers evening appointments to those who need them.

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