People often turn to mediation or arbitration because the process allows for greater problem solving, creativity, and can be a low cost and more efficient solution than traditional divorce litigation. Our Fairfield, California, Divorce Mediation Specialists help to resolve family law disputes via mediation, collaborative law or litigation when necessary.
Fairfield, California, Divorce Mediation Attorney Susan E. Christiansen has mediated hundreds of cases, including divorces, other family law matters since 1994. If you are interested in mediation of your divorce or other family law conflict, please call (707) 427-6784 or fill out our secure online form to schedule a consultation.
In divorce mediation, a neutral conflict resolution professional helps spouses come to an agreement about their divorce or other family dispute. This process takes place without the need to go to court, and at a fraction of the time and cost for divorce litigation. Once an agreement is reached, the agreement is memorialized in a Marital Settlement Agreement.
At the Law Offices of Susan E. Christiansen, our attorney-mediator meets with the spouses together and addresses with them all issues that need to be resolved to bring their divorce to completion. We help both parties to reach agreement on the issues and prepare a comprehensive Marital Settlement Agreement. Our attorney mediator does not represent either party in the litigation.
If the spouses are committed to resolving their divorce without court proceedings, then divorce mediation will be the best solution. There are many advantages to divorce mediation. In some circumstances, they may have already agreed on many issues, and simply need to work together to reach an agreement that the parties feel is best for their family. A trained mediator may be able to help re-open communications to achieve an amicable or uncontested divorce, even if the lines of communication have been broken.
Divorce mediation helps with 'non-standard' agreements: If you and your spouse want to create your divorce agreement in a non-standard way - whether that involves property division, child support, spousal support (alimony), or child custody & visitation - a trained mediator can help you with creative ideas and structure a divorce agreement that works best for your unique circumstances.
Divorce mediation is cost-effective: Mediation helps the divorce process to conserve the financial resources of each spouse, which saves the marital assets for the spouses and family, rather than spending the assets on lengthy litigation and court proceedings.
If you feel that divorce mediation is right for you, please start by filling out our secure online form or call us at (707) 427-6784 today to schedule a joint consultation. From our office in Fairfield, California, we serve clients throughout Solano County and Napa County, including Vacaville, Vallejo Dixon, Benicia, and others throughout the Northern California Bay Area. We also serve clients across the country and worldwide in the military seeking divorce in California.