But recently you discovered that your once loyal spouse has a lover and you want to file your divorce and get what you deserve.
Or perhaps you're marriage has simply devolved into petty fights. You fight over who forgot to return the milk to the refrigerator or about who was supposed to make the bed in the morning.
If any of these scenarios seem familiar, then you are probably not a candidate to resolve your divorce with mediation.
But if you don't have children and you and your spouse still like each other, then mediation is a better option for separating your assets and moving on with your lives.
You Can Save Money with Mediation
A mediator is a neutral third-party, which can be a lawyer, who assists couples in reaching agreements as they separate their community property.
Mediation has become an increasingly popular alternative to divorce lawsuits. In fact, in 1998 California's legislative branch revised the California family code to accommodate consumers' desire to have a more affordable divorce option.
Mediation is definitely less costly than a lawsuit as long as the parties agree to amicably reach agreement on how they will separate their assets.
How to Work with a Mediator