Relationships and families are made with the aim of lasting a lifetime with all the essence of joy and heartfelt love. Yet, there are cases where unfortunately the circumstances demand that the couples break up their marriage and with it their families. Divorce is one of the hardest times a person can face whether it is the spouse or parent or even the child. There are many ways for couples to end their marriage and get a divorce. One of the better ways is mediation.
Mediation is when couples solve the divorce and its details in between themselves through communication with the help of a mediator. Any process of getting divorced is bound to have a its pros and cons. Here we give you a few pointers on how you can make the most of Orange County divorce mediation.
Timing Should Be Spot On
Timing of divorce is one of the most important aspects. Subsequently, it plays an important role in divorce mediation processes. While the time of the divorce is you and your partner’s prerogative, it is important that the time of mediation is earlier than your divorce. The further away the date of divorce and divorce mediation, the greater chance you have of being able to make the most out of your divorce. With more time, the communications are likely to be deeper and the resolution would be reached quicker. This can save you on a lot of time in addition to significant sum of legal fees.
Know What You Want To Achieve
The people that take most time on the road in one single trip are usually those that are unsure of their location. If you know the place you want to go tend to go straight for it instead of beating about the bush. The same applies in the case of divorce mediation. One of the most important ways you can extract the best out of divorce mediation is to go in it with a clear goal. When you know what you want to achieve, your divorce mediation is likely to stay focused and clear in its approach towards a resolution.
Think Ahead, Think Long Term
Emotions and feelings are closely attached with the word divorce. It is almost impossible to show a lack of emotion when one’s relationship is ending. While it is important to not bottle your emotions down and risk them boiling over at a critical moment. In divorce mediation, sometimes you need to set your emotions aside and think about the long term. Mediation is all about the communications between the spouses. To make the most of that, you need to set aside whatever emotion of hate or sadness you have towards your spouse, look towards the future, and think of the closure the resolution of this issue will give you.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.