Orange County Mediation Attorney
Keep Control of Your Life Out of Court with Divorce Mediation
It is possible for a divorcing couple to reach a settlement agreement voluntarily,
without court involvement. You can save time and money through mediation,
and keep control of important decisions that affect your family and your
future with the parties, not the court. If you are facing a divorce, it
is in your best interests to consult with a knowledgeable Orange County
As an experienced attorney with a practice devoted exclusively to
family law, W. Douglas McKeague can help expedite the dissolution of your marriage
through mediation that leaves both parties satisfied with the compromises
reached. Douglas' skill with mediation can help resolve conflicts
that may otherwise result in litigation, and help prevent the relationship
between the spouses from deteriorating even further. This can be extremely
important when there are minor children of the marriage involved.
Take advantage of our
free case evaluation to help you determine if mediation is a viable option for you. You can
also call us at (714) 888-4830!
How Does Mediation Work?
Mediation is a method of negotiating a divorce settlement and is a popular
and effective alternative to court-based divorce. The spouses hire a mediator,
a neutral third party, to meet with them and discuss the issues in an
effort to arrive at an agreement. The mediator does not rule or make any
decisions for the parties, but serves as a facilitator to help them determine
and agree on what is best.
There are a number of different issues that can be handled during mediation,
including child custody, child support, alimony, and property division.
If you can arrive at a satisfactory agreement with your spouse on key
issues, you will maintain control of these matters in the hands of the
parties, not the court, and lay the foundation for more amicable dealings
with your spouse in the future.
If you are considering mediation as a method of dissolving your marriage,
you need an experienced Orange County mediation attorney to help you arrive
at a settlement.
Benefits of Mediation
There are many benefits to dissolving a marriage through mediation rather
than in court, including the following advantages:
- Less expense to the parties than trial or a series of hearings.
- Typically concludes with a settlement of all critical issues.
- It is confidential. There is no public record of what transpires between
you and your spouse in mediation meetings.
- It allows you and your spouse to make your own decisions for your unique
family situation, as opposed to having a determination imposed on you
by the court based on standard legal guidelines.
- If you would like to have a lawyer representing you, you can still do so
- The process of mediation can improve communication between divorcing spouses,
which may help to reduce or eliminate conflict in the future.
Quality Mediation Services in Orange County
When you work with our firm, you get the benefit of more than 30 years
of experience in divorce and family law matters, capacity for creative
solutions, and dedication to minimizing court involvement so that your
family matters stay in your family. You also get high quality legal service
from a skilled Orange County divorce attorney at reasonable rates.
Contact our firm and speak with our Orange County divorce attorney for outstanding divorce