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Many people who are facing the prospect of a divorce hesitate to take the steps necessary to end their marriage because of obvious concerns. These concerns include the possibility that the divorce process could take years to complete, that the antagonism will add an extreme amount of stress to their lives and because the cost of a litigated divorce can all but erase the assets that have taken years to accumulate while the parties were married.
Fortunately, new strategies are emerging with regards to ending a marriage, and one of them is mediation. Anyone who is thinking of taking this step should seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to the advantages presented by this process.
As stated above, litigated divorces can take years to complete. This is because these battles can become nasty, every issue that arises could wind up needing separate hearings or motions to resolve and because court dockets are already overcrowded. Divorce mediation, however, depends only on the schedules and availability of the spouses. Therefore, most divorces obtained via mediation are resolved much faster than litigated California divorces.
Anyone who has ever been to court as part of any lawsuit understands that the antagonism that builds during this process can remove any chance of a peaceful coexistence between the parties in the future. When it comes to divorces, this can be extremely problematic, particularly if there are children involved. The spouses in this situation will need to deal with each other for certain reasons, and if they have worked out their marriage dissolution together they stand a much better chance of being able to work with each other going forward.
Every civil trial can lead to high legal fees, and California divorces are no different. Processes such as discovery, settlement negotiations between California divorce lawyers, motions that are made and argued before the court, witness and trial preparation and the like all add to the legal costs of the litigated divorce.
However, when the parties to a marriage are able to work together to negotiate their marital settlement agreement, they will not incur most of these fees because there will be no need to argue over motions, request evidence and the like. Instead, the parties simply work together to finalize their agreement to be presented to the court.
Therefore, if you would like to end your marriage and you'd like to attempt to do so without enduring litigation, seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who understand this process and how to see it through. Contact the Men's Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.