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Keep Control of Your Life Out of Court with Divorce Mediation

Couple during mediationIt 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 lawyer.

As an experienced attorney with a practice devoted exclusively to divorce and 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.

What Are the Advantages of Divorce 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 in mediation.
  • 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 35 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 attorney at reasonable rates.

Contact our firm and speak with our Orange County attorney for outstanding divorce mediation services. Free initial case evaluations available!

Client Reviews

  • “I like that he does not nickel and dime you and he has exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to be treated fairly and wants great representation.”

    Ty H.

  • “Attorney McKeague represented me in my divorce case and the process was painless and smooth. He was always attentive and wanted only the best for me ...”

    Jeanette C.

  • “Life Saver”

    Chris W.

  • “Doug took control of the situation and was able to get a custody agreement for me so that I was able to maintain my relationship with my kids.”

    Jack F

  • “Doug ensured that my interests were protected, my integrity preserved. His warm, calm and professional demeanor instilled trust and confidence.”

    Lorre L.

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