Whether you are contemplating divorce, or have made up your mind, it is a difficult decision. You may still have a lot of questions about the process, what is involved, what will the future look like? Our divorce mediators at San Diego Family Mediation Center have helped countless clients through the divorce process without ever having to step a foot inside a courtroom. While our office is in Solana Beach, we accept clients that are looking for divorce mediation in Carlsbad. Here is a bit about what you can expect when you come into our office and filing your divorce in North County.
What to Expect During a Consultation
The first step is to call our office and schedule your initial consultation. That is a 45-minute meeting that we offer with our mediator for free to discuss divorce mediation in Carlsbad. This is an introductory meeting to get to know you, your spouse, your concerns, and explain the mediation process. You don’t need to bring any documentation or information with you to this initial meeting. If you decide to move forward with us, we will ask you to sign a client agreement form, will get a packet of information, as well as scheduling your first initial mediation session.
Your First Mediation Session
While every couple is different, generally in the first meeting you will be filling our information for your initial divorce petition. This is letting the court know that you will be pursuing a divorce. One of you will be the Petitioner, the other will be the Respondent. in mediation, it doesn’t matter which of you is which. You will have to pay a court filing fee of $435 along with your petition, sign some paperwork, and we will file it for you. You will never need to go to the courthouse to file your documents, except for very limited circumstances. If that is a concern for you, talk to your mediator. They will be able to let you know about those instances where some clients choose to file their final documents at court themselves to speed the process along.
Are you looking for divorce mediation in Carlsbad? Call West Coast Family Mediation Center at (858) 736-2411 today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about divorce mediation.