It is important to note that mediation is different from therapy – a divorce mediator will not help the couple sort through emotional issues for the purpose of deciding whether a divorce is the right choice.
But one thing a divorce mediator can do is create practical agreements for a separation. These can include financial agreements and child custody agreements. If the couple chooses later to divorce, the agreements created in mediation can help guide the divorce agreement, reducing the cost and length of the divorce process.
For many separating couples, dealing with all of these issues can be stressful. Without a written agreement, a separation can be filled with ongoing arguments about financial and logistical issues. Bringing in a mediator who can provide professional guidance and support can make the process less stressful, lower in conflict, and healthier for everyone.
Gerald A. Maggio is a trained Irvine divorce mediator who has amicably resolved cases many cases out of court, as well as an experienced divorce and family law attorney. Mr. Maggio founded California Divorce Mediators in 2012 with the belief that although “not every marriage can be saved, every family can” and a mission to save families from the financial and emotional distress associated with traditional divorce litigation. California Divorce Mediators is located in Irvine, California, and serves the Orange County area and other counties in California offering divorce mediation, child custody mediation and mediation of other family law matters.