What is mediation and how can it help in a North County divorce? Mediation is a cost effective and timely alternative to resolving differences in a North County divorce, child custody & visitation, child support, spousal support or family law dispute through litigation in a Court of Law.
Mediation is designed to bring the parties in a family law dispute together in an atmosphere designed to foster cooperation and collaboration. As your mediator, Mr. Burke works to help each party to understand the other’s point of view. He works to bring the core issues of the dispute to the table in a manner that is not threatening or controversial, even though the parties may have strong emotions or hardened positions.
Mediation is designed to work through these emotions and hardened positions to find alternative solutions that work for all parties. The recommendations of Mr. Burke as your mediator are not binding, however, clients in mediation enjoy a much higher degree of influence and control over the outcome.
In Court, the Judge listens to the parties and reviews evidence before imposing a solution. Your future (and that of your family) lies in the hands of a total stranger. In Court there are rarely “winners” or “losers” as the Judge will attempt to craft a solution that most often leaves both parties feeling disappointed.
Mediation on the other hand leaves the parties feeling empowered and satisfied. The process of mediation also teaches important skills that help the parties to learn to communicate and work together more effectively. This serves each individually, as well as their working relationship after the divorce is completed. Now that you know a little more about what is mediation and how can it help in a North County divorce you may need help locating the right family law mediator.
Daniel V. Burke is an experienced and certified family law mediator with decades of experience in North County and San Diego divorce cases. We can provide timely and cost-effective resolution of challenges and move your divorce or family law case forward.
The “tone and experience” of your divorce will have a substantial impact on you not only during the divorce but in the months and years following its completion. Mediation establishes a better tone and experience, setting up the parties for a more successful life after divorce.
If you have questions regarding mediation or would like to retain Mr. Burke as your mediator we invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment.