There are three ways to resolve your family law issues: collaboration, mediation, and litigation. Collaboration and mediation have the advantage over litigation in having more control over the outcome versus handing control over to a judge. If you live in Culver City, California or any of the surrounding areas, you can turn to my firm for full-service family law representation, mediation, and collaboration.
In collaboration, both parties have their own counsel and make a promise to resolve disputes without going to court. Many couples favor this option because they have a need to have their own legal representation. As your collaborative attorney, you will be my only client and I will put your best interests before anything else. If you're not confident you can stand up to your spouse during this process, this will be your best option because having your own representation can give you a boost in confidence and increase your chances of a successful result.
In mediation, the parties work with a mediator to resolve their disputes, again not setting foot into a courtroom. Clients favor mediation because it decreases your chances of emotions running high. If you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse believe you will be able to generally agree on matters like child custody, support, and alimony, mediation may be your best option
In litigation, the parties are unwilling or unable to reach an agreement so the judge has to make a decision for them. Unlike mediation, a litigation matter is solved by the court. Each party puts forth their argument and the court makes the final decision, which is legally binding.
No matter your circumstances of whether you choose mediation, collaboration, or litigation, I'll be there to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. As an experienced family law attorney, I can help you with matters involving divorce, child support & custody, spousal support, pre- and post-marital agreements, LGBTQ+ family law, domestic partnership issues, family law trials, parental rights, and much more.