Why You Should Opt For Mediation in Your Child Custody Case
Divorces are often bitter conflicts, and emotions only rise higher whenever custody of children is being contested. There are ways to make this difficult process much simpler, but this is only if you and your ex-partner are open to dialogue and discussion rather than conflict.
Mediation allows for couples to enter into a neutral area where they can attempt to resolve their issues involving child custody, as well as other types of disagreements. A third party acts as mediator, whose job is to help the couple reach an amicable resolution without any outside interference.
This can not only save you time and money, but mediation could also help prevent a lot of grief and heartache. When both parties collaborate, it becomes more likely that you’ll both work towards a resolution that keeps everyone’s interests in mind, including the needs of your children. In contrast, trials are lengthy and risky affairs that could jeopardize your chances at reaching a favorable resolution.
What If The Chances of Reconciliation Are Slim?
In those cases where anger and contempt run high, mediators can make arrangements for both parties to be in separate rooms. This can help even the most resentful couples to try and find some middle ground where they can work from. So we recommend that you try this route first, even if your disdain for your ex-partner is at an all-time high.
Nonetheless, if you are dealing with any issues relating to child custody or divorce, call the experienced family law attorneys at Rubin & Levavi, P. C. You can reach us at (415) 564-2776 to schedule an initial consultation today.