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What Is Divorce Mediation?

An Alternative to Traditional Divorce Based on Respect

It is hardly a secret that even the most amicable divorces are often trying and emotional times for everyone involved. This is doubly true for young children seeing their parents separate. With such raw feelings so close to the surface, it is important to prioritize thoughtful planning and careful consideration. Failure to do so can result in hasty, reactionary decisions based in frustration, pride, or resentment, rather than what is best for the family as a whole. When this happens, couples may find themselves at the mercy of the state’s family court system.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our divorce mediation lawyers in Carlsbad help clients stay in the driver’s seat throughout the divorce process. This means:

  • You stay in control of the outcome of your family’s case
  • You make a conscious decision to proceed with a cooperative outlook
  • You get to choose a safe and civil environment over a courtroom battlefield
  • You will participate in a collaborative legal process, instead of a combative one

What to Expect in Mediation

The process begins with you and your spouse sitting with a licensed and highly trained professional mediator. This individual is considered to be a neutral third party who can aid in effective communication and guide the process as necessary for each case. When you choose our team to serve as your mediator, you can be certain that we will remain impartial while providing necessary structure and outlining options as the process unfolds.

What happens after divorce mediation? Many people find that having a neutral party can help to provide perspective, maintain focus, and maintain useful communication during times of conflict. Our firm is able to provide all of these services while fostering an environment that helps clients feel safe and comfortable participating in open, honest dialogues. This truthful communication is one of the most important pillars of a successful divorce.

  • You get to be in control of your divorce.
  • Tailored solutions based on your needs.
  • Focus on your emotional well-being.
  • Eliminates combative power struggles.
  • Less stressful for every family member.
  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.
  • Completely private and confidential.
  • Can protect the interests of young children.
  • Saves time by preventing long litigation.
  • Less money spent on attorney and court filing fees.

How Does Mediation Work?

Our team works tirelessly to help you and your spouse address all of the critical issues important to you, without having to involve the courts to achieve a successful divorce mediation. The process we have established is respectful, cost-effective, and streamlined.

During mediation, you and your spouse can resolve the same issues a judge would decide, including:

  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Asset and debt division

What Happens During Divorce Mediation?

As a third-party mediator, our attorneys at Alternative Divorce Solutions will sit down with both you and your spouse to determine a resolution to an issue (or multiple issues) that you can both agree on. Mediation can help you come to the same conclusion.

Even if you would rather discuss a different topic than your spouse, perhaps about the home you share, but your spouse wants to discuss child custody, we can find a way to ensure both topics are touched upon. The conversations are purely confidential, as opposed to traditional divorce litigation which becomes a matter of public record when filed with the court.

We can make sure that we are transparent during the process. Not every topic or discussion will be easy, but we make sure that you understand not only the laws but your rights, so that you can make well-informed decisions.

Start the next chapter of your life on a positive note by choosing the open and transparent communication of divorce mediation. Call our Carlsbad divorce mediation attorneys today at (442) 241-0233 to schedule your free consultation!

Keep Your Family Out of Court

Save Time, Money & 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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  • Affordable

    During an emotional time in your life, you shouldn’t have to worry about your pocketbook. Our one-time flat fee includes all costs associated with the mediation process.

  • Responsible

    We focus on non-intrusive solutions and minimize court involvement. This keeps the entire divorce process more confidential and less stressful for everyone involved.

  • Sensible

    We help you resolve all of the issues a judge would decide, such as asset and debt division, property division, or child custody and support in a peaceful and respectful way.

Client Testimonials

  • I really appreciate Lani’s help and recommend her and her firm to anyone.

    “Lani's Knowledge of the Law was Instrumental in Prevailing in a Situation that Appeared to be a Lost Cause from the Onset. I must have seen four attorneys over the previous two weeks, some very ...”

    - Esther R.
  • It Is Possible to Remove Stress from a Divorce

    “First and foremost, I found that I had a lot to learn about the divorce mediation process. I did not exactly know what the role of the mediator was or if we would still have to go to Court. However, ...”

    - Donald B.
  • I would highly recommend to anyone going through a divorce!

    “I don’t know if I would have made it through my divorce without Lani and the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions. I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my ...”

    - Giz S.
  • If you are looking for a mediator, do yourself a favor and go with Lani!

    “I seriously cannot say enough good things about Lani and her team at ADS. I was referred to them by a friend who used her services and it was the best decision my spouse and I could have made when ...”

    - Marley C.
  • My Husband and I Came Through this Process Whole and At Peace.

    “Our family is so fortunate to have the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions by our side navigating us through this process. Lani Baron is outstanding; every interaction I had with she and her staff ...”

    - Kelley B.
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