Westlake Village Mediation Attorney

How could mediation help me resolve my divorce?


Many people in the Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village communities have approached us and inquired about the possibility of mediating their divorce case, rather than litigating it in the court system. Mediation is a process by which the parties come together and allow a mediator to preside over their divorce case to assist the parties to come to an agreement without the involvement of the court. A mediator can help to facilitate better communication between the parties and encourage them to state their true goals in an effort to reach a mutually beneficial solution.

At Richard Ross Associates, we understand the benefits of choosing the mediation process to resolve a couple's differences. Mediation can save money and time, and also preserve any goodwill there is left between the parties, as the process necessarily requires the spouses to work together in crafting a mutually agreed upon marriage settlement agreement. During the mediation, the parties do not have to appear in a courtroom before a judge. They are free to have legal counsel during the mediation process and can decide to move to the court process at any time, if they feel that the mediation process will not be beneficial.

The Benefits of Mediation in Divorce

Mediation can be much less costly than the traditional court divorce procedure, and many times can be resolved within a few months, as opposed to a year or more in the court system. If you have children, it is important to realize that the option of mediation can benefit them inasmuch as it engenders cooperation between you and your spouse, and reduces friction and stress. We are always happy to answer your questions and assist you to come to a decision about whether mediation as an option is right for you. Call our law firm today to schedule a consultation to discuss if mediation may be right for you and your situation, or for a first interview to initiate the process.