When a California couple decides to divorce, they typically have numerous issues to resolve before the proceedings are finalized. While some spouses have contentious relationships from the start, and wind up gridlocked in lengthy court battles, this does not always have to be the case. In fact, many spouses desire to end their marriage amicably, which means divorce mediation may be a viable alternative for them.
The most common issues to resolve in a divorce are child custody, child support, property division and spousal maintenance. Finances are a central concern, with an eye toward keeping divorce-related fees as low as possible. Mediation is often a good choice in such cases because it tends to be a less expensive means to settle a divorce.