Divorce is the end of a relationship between two parties. People that come in for divorce have their own expectations from what divorce really is and how it is going to go along, etc. In situations like this when both the parties are unaware of the trials and tribulations that lie ahead in your divorce, it is important to not get one’s expectations too high. When it comes to Orange County divorce mediation, it is important that the parties have realistic expectations from the process to avoid ending up with disappointment. Here is list of a few realistic expectations you should have from your divorce mediation.
The Outcome and the Result Can Never Be Predicted
It might seem surprising to have this expectation in divorce mediation but it is important even in mediation. While divorce mediation involves the couple talking to each other to end the disagreements, spouses may have a set expectation of result and what they’ll get from the process before they even become a part of it. It is important for spouses to go into divorce mediation without a rigid expectation of an outcome. This might make them inflexible and ultimately harm the purpose of mediation.
You Can Expect Privacy and Confidentiality
One of the most realistic expectations to have from your divorce mediation is to expect a safe, comfort zone being provided to you. All your talks, thoughts and confidential point of views are treated as completely confidential in mediation. This means that you can expect to be at ease in your divorce mediation sessions and be open and candid on issues that you want to without fearing a breach of confidential information.
Have Realistic Hopes and Expectations Regarding Child Custody
When it comes to child custody cases, the general expectation that people tend to have is to expect a “Kramer vs. Kramer)-type divorce case. In terms of divorce mediation, both the spouses are expected to talk in the presence of a mediator. It is seen more often than not that cases that involve child custody in Orange County divorce mediation lead to fruitful and mutually agreeable decisions reached between the two parties since it involves the welfare of their own children.
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.