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Dissolution Mediation in Carlsbad CA by  a Neutral Facilitator

Helping clients reach equitable settlements in North County

Approximately 90% of dissolutions are settled with the help of a qualified, private mediator.

Since our founding in 1993, Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, relied on collaborative divorce methods, mediation or direct negotiations with opposing counsel to settle most of our cases. Both of our lawyers engaged in extensive mediation studying and practice, including  coursework at the Pepperdine University School of Law’s renowned Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu CA. Alan R. Silverman acts as a neutral mediator to facilitate an equitable settlement between you and your spouse or partner

California laws mandate mediation in some dissolution disputes

California Family Code §§ 3170—3173 mandates that California courts set most cases involving child custody or visitation for mediation. If domestic violence is alleged, the court is authorized to resolve the matter without forcing the victim to attend sessions with the abuser. Otherwise, all persons seeking to gain custody or visitation rights — including biological parents, adoptive parents, stepparents and grandparents — must participate in mediation or waive their rights to the settlement reached by the other parties.

Benefits of mediation in marital or partnership dissolution

Our family-law attorneys encourage separating couples to engage in mediation due to the many advantages the process offers, including:

  • Reducing costs — Mediation typically costs less than litigation.
  • Expediting the process — You are likely to finalize your dissolution sooner through the mediation process than if you must wait for a judge to hear case as set on the docket.
  • Limiting stress — The negotiating table is less formal and less intimidating than the courtroom.
  • Keeping control in your hands — Mediation keeps decisions in your hands instead of in the judge’s.
  • Promoting cooperation between parents — Parents begin the process of cooperation essential to raising well-adapted children after dissolution is completed.
  • Creating neutrality — The mediator, a neutral party , guides parents toward an agreement that is in the best interest of the children and respects the each parent’s rights.

Retaining Alan R. Silverman as your dissolution mediator

When you retain Alan R. Silverman as the mediator in your dissolution, neither attorney represent you or your spouse. Instead, we serve as a neutral facilitator who helps you find common grounds and reach agreements about the terms of your dissolution. During the session, Mr. Silverman meets with both parties — and their lawyers if they choose to be represented — with the goal of reaching a settlement that is fair and acceptable to both of you. At the conclusion of your mediation session, your attorneys draft all the necessary documents, which you and your spouse sign to finalize your agreement or, if the parties lack attorneys then Silverman & Silverman will work with the parties to complete the necessary final documents. We remain available after the mediation has concluded to assist you in resolving any disputes that may arise.

Consult with Alan R. Silverman, a skilled mediator, in Carlsbad CA to reach a fair dissolution settlement agreement

To learn more about reaching an equitable divorce agreement through the mediation, call Alan R. Silverman of Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, at 760-512-3251 or online to schedule your free, initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos and all North County San Diego.