California couples who are getting a divorce may want to consider mediation. This alternative dispute resolution process may be more comfortable than litigation because people do not have to sit through the testimony of others in court and may not have to see their estranged spouses at all. Mediation is also a good time to give certain positions a test run. A mediator does not make decisions but will inform people if they are taking a position that is unlikely to be supported by a judge in court.
When California residents file for a divorce, they are likely to focus on just getting out of a failing marriage. However, it's important to keep track of things like how assets will be divided and whether the recipients will be able to afford to keep them.