Mediation Provides You More Control Over The Outcome Of Your Divorce

Divorce attorneys use a range of legal techniques and tools to obtain results. Most commonly, they rely on negotiation to obtain a satisfactory settlement of disputed issues. When this fails, they usually resort to litigation to obtain a court-ordered outcome.

Mediation is another method of reaching a divorce settlement. This method can reduce conflict. It may also be less expensive and faster than litigation. At the Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger, we frequently utilize divorce mediation to obtain a positive resolution of disputes over property division, child custody and visitation, and other issues.

The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator works with the parties to identify areas of contention and steers the parties toward a successful resolution. During the mediation process, each party works with Mr. Polinger, who will clearly explain each party's rights and interests.

The benefits of divorce mediation include:

  • Identification of issues: The mediator will identify areas of conflict and areas of agreement. The mediator will also seek to understand the importance each party places on the particular issue and the depth of each party's commitment on that issue.
  • Resolution of disputes in a less confrontational manner: The mediation process tends to reduce conflict by allowing the parties to better understand each other's point of view. Mediation can reduce the stress experienced by parties and their children.
  • Reduced costs: Legal fees tend to be less than negotiation or litigation.

Both parties' interests can be protected by their own lawyers, if they choose to be represented during the process.

Experienced In Divorce Mediation

Thomas M. Polinger has worked in the field of divorce mediation since the 1980s. Mediation has since become an integral part of his practice. He operates on the premise that if you are a good litigator, you are a good mediator. His experience as a litigator allows him to assess the likely outcome if the parties were to seek resolution through the courts. Having a background and experience with family law litigation allows him to reasonably foresee how the mediation will proceed, and take appropriate measures to protect your rights and interests during the process.

Mediation may not be right for everyone. When it is not the right option, we will recommend traditional negotiation or litigation to obtain an acceptable outcome. If mediation is the right strategy, we will steer you in that direction.

Learn More About Mediation

For more information about mediation and how it compares to collaborative divorce, call our Hermosa Beach, California, law office at 310-697-8868 or contact us online. We accept credit cards and can arrange evening or Saturday appointments upon request.