Divorce Mediator Santa Barbara
Divorce Mediation Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara Divorce Mediator
Are you looking for qualified divorce mediation services in Santa Barbara? With Pink Legal, divorce through mediation doesn’t have to be expensive or uncivil. We act as a facilitator to help you and your spouse figure out what is best for all parties involved.
If you are in the unfortunate position of needing divorce mediation, call us today. We will help walk you through the steps and procedures that can often help your family avoid lengthy court trials and hearings.
Litigation is not the only way to protect the interests of your family in divorce. Often times, courts can be draining, both financially and emotionally, in which case no one wins. Using an experienced divorce mediator can be the answer to a fair and just outcome that leaves everyone walking away feeling like they can move on with their lives.
Generally, divorce mediation is far less costly, adversarial, and faster than a court battle. And, if there are children involved, addressing underlying disputes through mediation can ensure that your family remains intact while property settlements, parental planning, and financial support are civilly agreed upon.
A divorce mediator is neutral party trained to assist divorcing couples in settling issues related to divorce and separation.
Though a mediator can be and attorney, mediators and attorneys have different roles in divorce. An attorney represents their client’s interest and how they should present their case.
In contrast, a mediator is a neutral party who does not give legal advice nor do they represent either party or either side of a dispute, even if the mediator is an attorney.
Santa Barbara Mediation fees are generally shared evenly between both parties.
A minimum of 6 months from when your spouse receives a court filed copy of the initial divorce documents. That said, timing depends on many factors, including if your matter is agreeable or not. Having professional help is critical as the court forms and entire process is complicated to manage.
An average divorce in California costs $17,500. Hiring a legal document preparation professional, including having the option of divorce coaching and mediation, can significantly reduce that cost.
No. If your matter is agreeable or uncontested, and have legal help, you will never see the inside of a courtroom.
No. A competent legal document assistant, with the option of coaching and mediation, is likely all you need. If legal advice becomes necessary, attorney input can be sought.
No. Just like all attorneys are not the same, this goes for document assistants and mediators. It is best to hire someone you feel comfortable with and trust, so do your homework upfront and choose wisely as it can make a difference.
No family situation is identical. There are a variety of aspects to be considered. The process of establishing custody, visitation, and child/spousal support can be made easier or remain difficult. If you and your spouse are not able to come to an agreement together, bringing in a coach and/or mediator to assist can prove valuable. There are many creative ways to come up with an agreement which are often unaware of by the parties and available in the legal professional’s toolbox.
Technically, yes. It may not be the best idea. Many of our divorce clients need help completing the process. I applaud do-it-yourselfers, but the court forms have so many little nuances so having professional help from the get-go could prove well worth it in the end.
Schedule a consultation with a divorce mediation specialist in Santa Barbara. Either call, email, or visit in person.
At this point, all parties will meet and agree to the mediation.
If an agreement is met, PINK Legal can assist with the preparation of additional divorce mediation documentation.
We provide divorce mediation services in the following Santa Barbara zip codes: 93101 / 93102 / 93103 / 93105 / 93108 / 93109 / 93110 / 93111 / 93117 / 93120 / 93121 / 93130 / 93140 / 93160 / 93190