Are you nervous about your upcoming divorce mediation if you and your spouse have chosen that course of action to resolve your case? Nervousness is one of the most common things for people to feel before a divorce mediation date. While divorce may not be the easiest decisions to make in life, the repercussions of such a decision are widespread. When it comes to couples who divorce, the second most important thing after the decision to divorce is to get them the best life after divorce. The key to that is effective resolution of your Orange County divorce in mediation or any other method that is chosen by the couples.
To get the best results from mediation, go in prepared. Here are a few tips that’ll help you prepare yourself for divorce mediation.
Keep A Tab On Your Emotions
Mediation is by in large all about the communications between the two spouses. When two people, who have decided to call it quits in their marriage, communicate with each other, there are bound to be heated exchanges. It is important in matters such as these that you keep your calm and not let emotions get the better of you. Mediation is about solving the issues that exist. You should refrain from letting your emotion of anger or anguish get the better of you and dictate your tongue. You should talk sensibly and practically without a glimmer of emotional vulnerability shown.
Know Your Rights
The worst thing you can do to limit the success of divorce mediation is to go into the process without prior knowledge of the law and rights you have. Before you get into a divorce, make sure you consult your situation with top law firms and good lawyers and do your due diligence in learning what the issues are and what your rights are. When you know your rights and the law, you will have a better chance of getting the most out of your divorce mediation.
Prepare a Budget
The center of most Orange county divorce mediations is money. Once the marriage is over, each of the spouses wants to have the best financial future. It is important that before you go into divorce mediation, you have a set budget of expenses in mind. This might be different in each situation. If the spouse is financially dependent, they should prepare a budget of the monthly expenses they would need as alimony. While the financially strong spouse should have an estimate of the level of costs he/she can bare in terms of alimony. Budgets will give you clear and realistic targets that will help you in reaching a solution through divorce mediation.
Hire A Lawyer For Advice (Not Participating In The Mediation)
While mediation is all about you and your spouse and the communications you have, having a lawyer behind the scenes is important. That way, you can address any legal questions with your attorney and determine if what you are potentially agreeing to is truly in your best interests, so that you can make an informed decision.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney 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.