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The Mediation Process

Assistance from Skilled Carlsbad Divorce Mediation Attorneys

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our goal is always to provide people like you with peaceful, respectful solutions tailored to your unique needs. We work to save our clients as much time and money as possible to ensure a smooth transition. Our team of divorce mediation lawyers in Carlsbad are constantly doing everything in our power to minimize the stress inherent in traditional divorce proceedings.

Your Consultation

The process begins with your free, one-hour consultation, during which your Alternative Divorce Solutions mediator will help you to understand the full mediation process and get a clearer picture of your unique situation. We will also take the time to answer any questions you have regarding mediation and divorce. At the end of this meeting, we will provide you with a quote for a one-time flat rate for the entirety of the mediation process and you will be able to sign up for our services.

Before the First Session

At the initial consultation, we will give you a list of documents and disclosures that you will need to prepare and bring with you to your first session. If you have any questions regarding the completion of these documents, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! In the meantime, we will be preparing the initial court filings and present them to you for your signatures. You will be presented with the filed documents at your first mediation appointment, and this will begin the “6 month, 1 day” waiting period mandated by California.

Call our team of Carlsbad divorce mediation attorneys today at (442) 241-0233 to start the process.

How Mediation Sessions Work

After collecting and reviewing the financial disclosure documents, our mediator will begin the appointment by opening a productive and civil discussion about various aspects of the divorce settlement. We are there primarily to facilitate this open communication while providing knowledgeable insight into the legal process and helping each individual understand the short-term and long-term implications of their choices.

Depending on the complexity of your case, you may utilize up to six appointments to mediate your settlement. However, simpler cases can often be resolved in as little as a single visit.

These meetings will address finding solutions to a variety of divorce issues, such as: Child custody, Child support, Spousal support, Debt division & Property division.


No one wants a long, drawn-out divorce process. Because of this, our team takes great pride in providing efficient services to help our clients reach a settlement that everyone can agree on and move forward with their lives. After your final appointment, we will email you within 7-10 business days with a draft of your agreement. You and your spouse can take the time you need to review this agreement and ensure that you are comfortable with the outcome. At this time, your mediator can also make edits to the document as long as both parties agree to the changes.

Signing & Notarizing the Final Document

Once you and your spouse decide you are happy with the agreement, we will prepare the final divorce documents. You can then come to our office for a notary appointment, where our Notary Public will guide you through the final signing process.

Receiving the Final Documents

After all of your legal documents have been filed with the court, we will mail them to you in a neat and orderly packet. You will also receive a final letter from us, thanking you for utilizing our services and choosing mediation. All of these may be kept for your records as proof of your divorce.

Alternative Divorce Solutions is Your Team

Even after completing your mediation process, our Carlsbad divorce mediation lawyers are here for you when you need us. We have amassed an extensive network of professionals such as accountants, financial experts, estate planning lawyers, and counselors, all of whom can help you as you move forward into the next chapter of your life.

Call us today at (442) 241-0233 to get started with your complimentary consultation. We are committed to providing you with a smooth and low-stress mediation experience!

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Keep Your Family Out of Court & Save Time, Money, and Heartache
  1. In-Person or Virtual Services Available
  2. Initial, Confidential Consultation
  3. Personalized Mediation Sessions
  4. Drafting Petition Documents
  5. Final Document Signing & Notarization
  6. Receive Final Divorce Documents
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