Using Negotiation And Mediation In Divorce

Divorce does not have to be a lengthy, drawn-out and costly process. There are alternatives to traditional divorce litigation that can save time, keep legal costs reasonable, and reduce the stress and emotional conflict that can accompany divorce.

At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, we often use negotiation and mediation to resolve outstanding issues, such as child custody, parenting time, property division and spousal support. Our attorneys are skilled in the use of such techniques, and seek to obtain results for our clients in a timely manner.

For a free consultation about getting a divorce in California or Nevada, call Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, at 866-439-1295.

Resolving Divorce Issues Efficiently And Cost-Effectively

When you meet with us in our offices in Santa Ana or Las Vegas, an experienced divorce lawyer will learn about you, your family and your goals. We will then develop an appropriate legal strategy.

If there are major disagreements between you and your spouse over issues involving children, property and support, litigation may be required. If so, we will vigorously represent you in all proceedings. However, in the majority of cases, we can achieve a satisfactory resolution through one of these alternative dispute resolution methods:

Negotiation — We will enter into negotiations with the attorney for your spouse to learn your spouse's position regarding key matters and the degree to which he or she may be willing to compromise. We keep you informed of the progress of these negotiations, and seek to obtain solutions that are practical and enable you to make a successful transition to life after divorce.

Mediation — In this process, a neutral mediator meets with the spouses and their attorneys in one or more mediation sessions. The mediator facilitates a discussion between the parties to discover areas of agreement and disagreement, and then tries to guide the parties to an agreement. One of the major advantages of mediation is that the concerns of both spouses are discussed openly, and potential areas of compromise identified. This is especially beneficial in matters involving child custody and visitation. As your attorney, we will participate in the mediation sessions to provide counsel and protect your rights.

Traditional divorce litigation can be expensive. Negotiation and mediation can help you minimize the expense of litigation and achieve results more quickly. Let Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

Contact Our Firm

Alternative dispute resolution techniques are not appropriate in every circumstance. In a free consultation, a lawyer at Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, can explain your options. Call us at 866-439-1295 or contact our firm online.