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Mediation in a California Divorce

By Barnholtz & Kugler  May. 21, 2013 10:46a

While some divorces may have fewer issues to handle before they can be finalized, almost every divorce can be said to be a complicated matter due to the importance it has to the parties involved. Every decision you make in regards to dissolving your marriage, whether it concerns who will remain in the family home, who will keep the family pet, or how child custody and visitation will be arranged, can impact your life for many years to come. That is why these issues must be decided with an understanding of their ramifications. It also underscores the importance of having control over how these issues will be determined as opposed to being dictated to by a family court judge. That is why mediation is one of the best options for couples who can agree to cooperate in hammering out a marital settlement agreement.

Mediation can be used to create the terms for a full legal divorce, a legal separation, a temporary separation, a premarital or postnuptial agreement, a domestic partner agreement, a cohabitation agreement, a parenting plan for child custody, for child support or spousal support, for relocation of a divorced parent with children, for post-divorce modifications of court orders, the division of marital property and debts, and any other family law issue. Handling your divorce or family law matter through mediation keeps you out of the courtroom, avoiding the stress of such an adversarial legal process along with its expense and loss of control over the decisions that will affect your life well into the future. In mediation, you can discuss major issues along with minor details that might not be applicable to the courtroom while still retaining legal counsel from an attorney who can ensure that you understand all of the legal consequences involved.

Divorce and Family Law Firm in Valencia, California

Mediation is one of the services provided by the divorce and family law firm of Barnholtz & Kugler, based in Valencia and serving the surrounding communities. The husband and wife legal team at the firm have more than 33 years of combined experience in handling all types of divorce and family law issues, including the division of marital property and debts, child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support issues, post-divorce changes to court orders, premarital and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, and more.

Due to their extensive experience in handling these matters through negotiation, mediation, and courtroom litigation, the firm's attorneys realize that "one size" does not fit all family law cases. They also understand how important your case is to yourself, your children, and your future. Work with a firm that has the skills and services to meet your needs. Contact the firm to arrange for a consultation about your particular legal issue today.

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