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Divorce mediation offers an alternative

When ending a marriage, California couples have a number of options to pursue. A divorce doesn't need to be an angry, drawn-out courtroom battle. If the separating partners are open to working together, alternative solutions can help to create a mediated divorce agreement that ends a marriage relatively quickly.

Nesting as a custody arrangement may work for some parents

In some California divorces, the children may actually have the most difficulty when it comes to dealing with major changes in their family and the structure of their home life. While in the past the children would usually live with their mother and see their fathers every weekend or every other weekend, parents are becoming more innovative when it comes to parenting time and child custody arrangements.

The benefits of divorce mediation

California residents who are going through a divorce may shudder at the thought of having to go to court. However, mediation may be a possible alternative to settling a divorce through litigation. They can be ideal for those who are going through an uncontested divorce, and in some cases, a mediator can turn a contested divorce into an uncontested one.

How to have an uncontested divorce

California couples who are ending their marriages may hope they can do so without going through protracted litigation. In an uncontested divorce, a couple comes to an accord outside of court about issues such as the division of property and then takes the agreement to court to have it approved.

Summertime visitation schedules

For California kids who split their time between two homes, it can be difficult for when they are older to have to spend time away from their friends and social networks during the summer. However, there are certain things that parents who have the children for extended summer visits can do to help the situation.

Resolving parenting plan disputes

When California parents of young children get a divorce, they may find themselves unable or unwilling to cooperate when it comes to the parenting plan, especially if they have schedules that vary widely. Even if the parents have spent some of the past arguing, there are still steps they can take to regroup and reach an agreement that works for everyone involved.

The advantages of mediation in divorce

California parents who are getting a divorce may run into some conflict over child custody. However, going straight to court and having a judge decide is not their only option. Parents can work with a mediator first to try to resolve their differences. Mediation has a number of potential advantages.

Divorcing with children

When California parents consider splitting up, the focus might be on their emotions and not how the divorce could potentially affect their children. However, parents should keep in mind that divorce can have a dramatic impact on the kids involved.

Parental relationships impact children the most

Being a parent in California or anywhere else can be tough. However, how two parents get along with each other can play a big role in the development of their children. This is generally true whether the parents are divorced, still married or the adoptive mother and father of a child. In fact, it may play a bigger role than how involved a parent is in a child's life.

Benefits of divorce mediation

Divorce mediation can be used by California couples who are ending their marriages to resolve their issues without having to engage in contentious and expensive litigation. In many jurisdictions, mediation is a prerequisite of going to divorce court.

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