Mediators in San Francisco
Peaceful Resolutions for Family Law Disputes
Do you want to settle your divorce or family law matter without going to court? Enlisting a skilled mediator could be the right option for you. At Fenchel Family Law, we are committed to helping family members reach resolutions amicably, quickly, and affordably.
Our San Francisco mediators are experienced providing non-litigation alternatives to couples who are going through divorce and other transitions. Our aim is to assist both parties in peacefully arriving at an agreement that meets their best interests and suits the needs of their family.
Benefits of Mediation in Divorce
When a relationship ends through divorce, there are a variety of matters that must be dealt with. Some issues that the couple will need to make decisions on include spousal support, child custody, child support, and property division.
Traditionally, divorces have been settled in court. However, mediation has become a preferable alternative to litigation. Mediation is the process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties work out a resolution to their conflict.
There are several benefits of the mediation process, including:
- The disputes are handled in a confidential and comfortable environment.
- The process is more efficient and cost-effective than litigation.
- The parties maintain control over the decisions about their future.
- It allows the couple to formulate creative and mutually beneficial solutions.
- It fosters the preservation of dignity, self-worth, and ongoing relationships.
If the parties can agree on all the terms and conditions, the court will approve the agreement and the agreement will become legally binding. On the other hand, if the individuals cannot reach an agreement on one or more issues, the case will need to be brought before a judge to decide for them.
How Long Does Divorce Mediation Take?
The length of your mediation will depend on how complex your case is and how much you and your spouse are willing to compromise. The average case will generally require 3-4 two-hours sessions, while a more complex case can take months. Even then, mediation is still generally much faster than litigation.
Call Our San Francisco Mediators
We invite you to contact Fenchel Family Law to discover whether mediation is right for your situation. Our family law attorneys understand that, above all, you want what is best for you and your family. Let us help you in your pursuit of that goal.
Contact us now for reliable legal advice from a team of knowledgeable lawyers.
We Help You Take Your Life Back
We empower our clients to take their lives back as they navigate parenthood marriage, & divorce toward more vibrant futures.
No case is the same. We take the time to listen to our clients and really understand their goals and the future they are trying build.
Divorce can impact many areas of your life; therefore, we help our clients identify potential snares and give them the tools they need.
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We pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor. If we feel pursuing something could negatively impact your case, it's our job to let you know.