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Are child support issues causing your headache?

When a California married couple decides to file for divorce, they have a number of decisions to make. Those who parents must negotiate terms child custody, parenting time and child support. Such issues can be complex and stressful to resolve, especially if the parents in question disagree on what is best for their kids.

Divorce mediation: Get your list ready

Being prepared for situations that could be challenging is a tactic that may make the going less stressful. When a California couple decides to divorce, they may choose the route of divorce mediation to settle their issues, rather than having to face litigation. Making a list of things that need to be discussed can be helpful in creating successful mediation sessions.

Divorce mediation: There are no guarantees that it will work

When a California spouse and parent decides to divorce rather than remain in unhappy relationship, the decision may activate a series of life-changing events. With the well-being of the children a top priority, a concerned parent might want to try divorce mediation as a means of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is often a great option because it enables couples to finalize a divorce without going to court, which is typically a lot less stressful than litigation.

Collaborative law: For those who wish to avoid confrontation

When you decide to file for divorce in a California court, you're activating a decision-making process. If you're a parent, many of the decisions you make will pertain to your children. To achieve a fair settlement, you and your spouse will need to agree on issues concerning property division and child custody. You may also need to resolve issues regarding tax problems, child support or alimony, and collaborative law enables you to accomplish your goals in a non-confrontational manner.

Divorce mediation: Avoid these negotiation pitfalls

Your marriage might have included a lot of arguing through the years. Maybe you started out like many other California couples in thinking that opposites attract, but you later determined that the attraction wore off and you and your spouse were drifting farther and farther apart. Then again, perhaps, you never really had a lot of confrontation with your spouse during your marriage, but the two of you met each other with the silent treatment every time a problem arose.


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