Victorville Divorce Mediation Services
Offering an Alternative Way to Divorce
Many marriages do not work out. If you have decided that it is time to end your marriage, we can help you get through a divorce more simply and cost-effectively than going to court. The process is called divorce mediation.
At Law Office of Heather Hinton, we help couples divorce with dignity by offering professional divorce mediation services in Victorville. Our experienced family law attorney provides comprehensive guidance in settling all divorce-related issues, including alimony, child support, child custody, and property division.
Understanding Divorce Mediation
Although it is less commonly heard of, the divorce mediation process has been around for a long time. It is growing in popularity among divorcing spouses in California, and several states require that couples attempt resolving their matters in mediation before hearing their case in court.
Divorce mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that involves spouses meeting with a neutral third-party (the mediator) to reach an agreement on all the issues pertinent to their divorce.
During the mediation appointment, you and your spouse will be helped to agree on several matters, including:
- How the marital property will be divided
- Which spouse will pay spousal support and child support
- The amount and duration of those payments
- Which parent the children will live with
- The non-custodial parent’s visitation schedule
If a couple can agree on all the terms of their divorce settlement, their attorneys can prepare a finalized decree to be submitted and approved by the court. Once a judge approves the decree, the divorce is completed.
If a couple cannot agree on one or more issues, the case will be taken to court where the judge will decide for them. The more matters that can be settled during the mediation process, the quicker the court proceedings can go.
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Although mediation is not right for everyone, many have found it to be helpful.
Some advantages about the mediation process are that it allows you to:
- Settle your divorce in less time and with less stress
- Have more control over your divorce settlement
- Save money on expensive litigation costs
- Resolve your divorce in private rather than in a public courtroom
- Set yourself up for better interaction with your ex-spouse in the future
Call Law Office of Heather Hinton
If you think you and your spouse may be able to reach an agreement outside of court, let our skilled mediator help. Our legal team is ready to sit down with you to evaluate your situation to see if our Victorville divorce mediation services are right for you.
We realize that your life is going to change significantly after your divorce. However, our goal in the mediation process is to help you and your spouse reach an agreement that is fair and enables a smooth transition to the next chapter of your life.
Whether it is in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, Heather Hinton will advise on the best approach based on your unique situation.
Every case has its own intricate facts that Heather Hinton will carefully review in order to provide targeted legal advice for your legal matter.
Heather Hinton works with clients one-on-one so they can gain the full and unimpeded benefit of her legal experience and knowledge.