Ask a Divorce Lawyer – Mediation
Aside from traditional family law litigation, the attorneys at Griffith, Young & Lass also help families through their divorce via uncontested mediation. A divorce can go one of two routes: mediation or litigation. Mediation, if successful, is generally exponentially cheaper and much faster than a litigated contested divorce. Mediation is a great option for those couples that are able to sit down, set emotions aside and agree to something that works for both sides. You have to remember going into mediation that nobody is a winner in a divorce. The ability to compromise is essential for mediation to be successful.
Partner Amy Lass is Griffith, Young & Lass’ primary mediation specialist:
“I often recommend mediation for my clients because they will have a direct say in arriving at their settlement rather than having a judge tell them how to parent their children or pay their bills,” says Lass. “In many cases, the courtroom isn’t necessary for a divorce. Many couples are willing to work toward settlement on their own with the guidance of our legal counsel.”
Retaining your own independent family lawyer while going through mediation is not required, but having one proves very helpful—especially in complex asset cases. Many couples are bombarded with legal jargon and don’t understand the legal agreements their divorce entails. Our lawyers practice exclusively in family and divorce law and know the ins-and-outs of the California family courts system.
Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for you and your family. At Griffith, Young & Lass, we handle the legal side of your divorce and save you and your spouse the additional stress of getting through the system.
Mediation is a great option for you and your spouse if you want to work together to arrive at a settlement that best suits the needs of both parties involved. We’re here to help you and your spouse develop the perfect settlement for your family.
Of course not every case can be settled in mediation. For a detailed explanation of what you can expect if your case goes to trial click here