Private Judge Mediation Attorneys in Carlsbad
Are you facing a difficult divorce, or have you been confronted with a legal action involving child custody or another family law issue? Such cases can be the source of significant stress for the parties involved. Additionally, the litigation process can last for months or even years, leading to significant legal expenses.
However, you might benefit from having your case mediated by a private judge. This alternative can potentially save parties from the stress of going through a protracted legal battle and potentially thousands of dollars in legal expenses. At Griffith, Young & Lass, we have experience in obtaining favorable results when it comes to private judge mediation in Carlsbad.
To learn more about our services, call us at (858) 371-5569 today.
Mediation Services You Can Count On
Rather than going through costly litigation, people can take advantage of an alternative form of dispute resolution known as mediation. Mediation is an informal process that allows the parties to negotiate a fair resolution to their dispute. A neutral third party—known as a “mediator”—guides the parties through the mediation process, helping them focus on important issues.
In California, the courts enlist the services of legal professionals—such as experienced attorneys and retired judges—to serve as “private judges”—also known as judges pro tempore. Article VI of the Constitution of California and the California Code of Civil Procedure § 638 let the parties stipulate to the use of a private judge:
“A referee may be appointed upon the agreement of the parties filed with the clerk, or judge, or entered in the minutes, or upon the motion of a party to a written contract or lease that provides that any controversy arising therefrom shall be heard by a referee if the court finds a reference agreement exists between the parties:
- To hear and determine any or all of the issues in an action or proceeding, whether of fact or of law, and to report a statement of decision.
- To ascertain a fact necessary to enable the court to determine an action or proceeding.
- In any matter in which a referee is appointed pursuant to this section, a copy of the order shall be forwarded to the office of the presiding judge. The Judicial Council shall, by rule, collect information on the use of these referees. The Judicial Council shall also collect information on fees paid by the parties for the use of referees to the extent that information regarding those fees is reported to the court.”
Private judges can take the place of a public judge in formal legal proceedings, but in California they can also act as mediators. At Griffith, Young & Lass, our legal team has experience with the mediation process and the benefits of using a private judge as mediator. This process can help speed up a divorce, bring closure to a child custody matter, and simplify family law actions in general.
Contact Griffith, Young & Lass for a Consultation
If you are going through a difficult divorce or other family law case, you can significantly benefit from the services of an attorney with experience in private judge mediation proceedings. At Griffith, Young & Lass, our team of dedicated lawyers can guide you through your family law mediation and help you negotiate important issues such as property division, child custody, and divorce.
Call us at (858) 371-5569 or contact our office online for more information about our services.
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