Although the rate of divorce has actually declined in recent years, there is still a tremendous amount of pressure on the family law court system which often has more cases to handle than judicial officers available to handle them. In addition to that, most divorce cases that end up in court aren’t always the most straightforward ones which mean that they will take up a large portion of the courts time further delaying the new up and coming cases.
A New Way
The fact that people are having to wait for their cases to be heard and because the court procedure of getting a divorce can often lead to parties contesting against one another leading to bitterness, more and more people in California and elsewhere are looking towards a different way to get divorced, one that offers them more comfort and functionality than the court system.
California divorce mediation has thus started to become a popular method for spouses to use and end their relations. There are many reasons for the growing popularity of mediation over divorce litigation. One of them is the pace of their proceedings. Most people who come to court are looking for a speedy remedy. Imagine you hate your spouse for their extramarital affair but the delay in your case coming in front of the judge means you’ll have to stay with him/her to maintain the strength in your case.
Greater Comfort and Peace
The comfort argument is often used to describe divorce mediation and in reality that is one of the reason why it is growing in popularity. Divorce is a personal matter arising out of issues between two parties and more often than not they would like to keep that private. The stigma attached to divorce is enough to deal with and no spouse would want themselves to have to deal with people in and around them talking about the personal issues that led to their divorce.
In courts that is hard to manage, but as far a mediation is concerned your mediator will make sure to keep your reasons for divorce private. Since mediation is a process that is decided between the two spouses with no authority interfering in their decision making. The two spouses tend to stay away from bitterness and instead use mutual collaboration to solve their issues. This helps ensure that the process is done smoothly, without many fights or arguments with the divorce mediator making sure the atmosphere is kept peaceful.
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.