If you are looking for a 92101 divorce mediator in San Diego, there are many things to consider. Is your case suitable for mediation? Does the other party want to mediate? Do your personalities mesh? Does your mediator have experience? These are just some of the questions you ask yourself when comparing mediation firms. Above all, you want your divorce to be completed smoothly and without issue. West Coast Family Mediationhas completed hundreds of divorce cases. We can walk you through each step in the process and answer any questions you may have.

Can I Mediate Instead of Litigate?

Most cases can be mediated instead of litigating. Litigation is a lengthy and expensive process that often leaves both sides feeling frustrated and angry. Mediation is a fraction of the cost, and both parties can fully participate in making decisions about their life. The problem hinges on this: both sides will need to agree to mediation. It takes a cooperative spirit to participate. Sometimes, mediation benefits (and affordability) are enough to persuade even the most conflict-prone spouses.

What Does the Mediation Process Look Like?

Once you decide on a 92101 divorce mediator, you will first have a virtual consultation to discuss your case and ask any questions you may have. Afterward, you will schedule your first session, and your mediator may ask you to bring specific paperwork with you or submit it online ahead of time. The subject matter of the first session will highly depend on whether or not you have children. You and your mediator establish a parenting plan in this session. Your situation may warrant a temporary schedule and then transitioning to a more permanent one. Your mediator will personalize this for you. If you don’t have children, the first session will likely be filling out information for your initial petition and jumping into financial discussions regarding your assets and debts. If there is a more pressing issue, let your mediator know. The great part about mediation is that it is flexible and can be tailored to your particular situation.

Ready to get started with a 92101 divorce mediator? Contact West Coast Family Mediation Center at (858) 707-5133 to schedule your initial consultation.