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Easy San Diego Divorce

Litigation can be time-consuming and expensive – especially when it comes to divorce. If you are interested in an easy San Diego divorce and ending your marriage efficiently while shielding yourself and your children from the emotional impact of going to court, Scott Levin is a San Diego divorce mediation lawyer who can be a huge help.

In many cases, mediation can provide a settlement that allows both parties to feel like they obtained a favorable outcome while saving time and money – all while keeping the proceedings private. To learn more and to discuss the specifics of your case, contact us today to speak to an experienced San Diego divorce mediation attorney.

What is Divorce Mediation?

California Divorce mediation is the same throughout the state and is essentially a process where a neutral third-party mediator helps couples reach a mutually agreeable divorce settlement. It allows couples to have open discussions and make their own decisions on issues such as:

  • The division of marital assets
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support (alimony)

While each party can still have their own attorney, mediation aims to avoid lengthy court battles. The mediator facilitates productive conversations and provides legal information but cannot give either party legal advice. The process is generally less adversarial and more cost-effective than litigation. If an agreement is reached, it is submitted to the court for approval. Learn about the different styles of mediation to help understand the nuances of the marriage mediator roles.

Why Choose Expert Divorce Mediator Scott Levin

The Issues of Divorce

Your divorce will be unique to you and your circumstances, but the terms that you and your divorcing spouse will need to resolve are the same as they are for other divorcing couples.

Child Custody

In California, child custody is addressed in terms of physical and legal custody. Physical custody sets the parenting time schedule, which determines how your children will divide their time between the two of you. California courts are guided by the best interests of the children, and factors like the following all play a role in their decision-making process:

  • The children’s ages and developmental stages
  • The children’s needs and each parent’s ability to adequately address them
  • The status quo – or how well the children are doing in their current living situation in terms of home, school, and community
  • Each parent’s involvement in raising the children to date

Courts begin with the presumption that children are best served when they have a close relationship with each parent, which supports each of you receiving a generous parenting time schedule.

Legal custody addresses how you and your ex will make primary decisions about your children’s upbringing post-divorce and includes decisions about the following:

  • Your children’s schooling
  • Your children’s healthcare
  • Your children’s participation in extracurriculars
  • Your children’s religious upbringing

Legal custody can be sole or joint.

Child Support

You and your ex are each responsible for continuing to support your children financially, and child support is the mechanism that helps balance this responsibility between the two of you – according to financial ability. There are state calculation guidelines that determine the child support obligation, and generally, the higher earner pays child support to the other parent – even when they share parenting time equally.

The Division of Marital Property

California is one of the few community property states in the nation. This means that all the assets and debts you accumulate over the course of your marriage are owned equally by both of you and upon divorce, they – or their overall value – typically are divided evenly between you. While this is clear-cut in theory, it’s far less so in practice and often requires considerable negotiations.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support is awarded on a case-by-case basis that takes the specific situation into consideration. When the divorce leaves one spouse unable to cover their own reasonable living expenses while the other has more considerable financial means, alimony that allows the recipient to gain greater financial independence through further education or the acquisition of job skills may be ordered.

Each of these divorce terms will play an important role in your post-divorce life and deserves careful attention. A trusted attorney mediator with extensive experience in family law concerns like divorce can help you and your divorcing spouse hammer out terms that support each of your rights, work for your family, and make sense in relation to your unique case.

The Benefits of Keeping Your Case out of Court

There are a wide range of benefits associated with mediating your divorce terms between yourselves – under the skilled guidance of a focused mediation attorney – including all the following:

  • Mediation allows you to make the decisions that will guide your future – rather than allowing a stranger to make them on your behalf.
  • Mediation can save time, money, effort, and heartache.
  • When you and your spouse work together to resolve your divorce terms, you set the stage for more effective collaborations to come, including co-parenting, which is the right thing to do for your children and honors the marriage you had.
  • Working through your divorce terms collaboratively affords you more space to grapple with your own feelings of grief and loss – rather than fostering nothing but ill will toward your spouse and an unwavering desire to win at all costs.
  • The less contentious your divorce, the less emotionally charged it is for everyone involved, including your children.
  • Court proceedings are a matter of public record, but mediation is a private matter.

It can be difficult to overstate the benefits of successful divorce mediation.

Turn to an Experienced Attorney-Mediator in Southern California for the Help You Need

Scott F. Levin is an accomplished family law mediation attorney at San Diego Mediation Divorce & Family Law who helps couples reach favorable divorce resolutions between themselves. Scott works with a solid legal team, and together, they take a more supportive approach to divorce negotiations that benefits everyone, including aby children involved.

We provide divorcing couples with the guidance they need to hammer out settlement terms that are a good fit for them, and we welcome the opportunity to also help you. For more information, please don’t put off reaching out and contacting or calling us at 858-255-1321 today.