Mediation

HOW MEDIATION WORKS

 
"The entire legal profession: Lawyers, judges, and law professors, has become so mesmerized with the stimulation of the courtroom contest, that we tend to forget that we ought to be healers of conflict. For many claims, trial by adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood . . . . Our system has become too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for truly civilized people.”
- Chief Justice Warren Burger
 
 
 
Mediation is a no court option for dissolving your divorce. Through the asistance of our mediation team, you and your spouse will identify, clarify and resolve issues raised by your divorce. This neutral process rests on firm ground rules and a confidential environment. Even emotionally charged issues can be talked about safely. Our attorney/therapist mediation team offers a gender balanced approach to helping you gather necessary information, and can help you to arrive at a more creative, satisfying solution than may be possible for a court to offer.

Neither the attorney or therapist mediator acts as advocate for either one of you. Mediation helps each of you to clarify your concerns, interests and values while allowing you the retain the decision making power for your final agreement. When parenting agreements and financial distribution plans are created by the Partners themselves, there is a better chance of satisfying the needs of the entire family. Mediated divorces have a higher rate of long-range parental cooperation and a lower frequency of costly court returns.

My role as your co mediator is t  help you to separate volatile emotions from sound decision making. The attorney mediator brings over 30 years of family law experience to the process. Together, our years of combined experience and skill in conflict resolution help you and your spouse arrive at a viable Marital Settlement agreement.
 
Mediation will enable you to:
  • Resolve your parenting plan fairly.
  • Control the outcome of your divorce.
  • Reach an equitable financial agreement.
  • Save money.
 
By avoiding the combat of the litigation process, the stage for continuing cooperation in raising children is set.
 
Benefits of a Mediated Divorce:
  • Enables individuals to emerge from a divorce with dignity and self-respect.
  • Empowers each of you to recognize legitimate needs, and helps you develop options to meet those needs.
  • Mediation establishes a foundation for future co-parenting. It protects family relationships while helping you to dissolve your relationship as husband and wife.
  • Focuses on the present and the future, not the past, and helps iyou to move beyond the past to direct youenergies toward independent futures.
  • Avoids the polarizing tendencies of the litigation system.
  • Reduces uncertainty for the family, and minimizes confusion and delay for children.
  • Offers a confidential, informal setting for reaching agreement.
  • Allows for more control over the costs of the process.
If there is still adequate trust between you and your spouse and the two of you can work together agreeably to resolve your financial issues and parenting arrangements, mediation may be right for you

 
INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION ON MEDIATION SERVICES: Visit our Mediation Website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


(949) 752-2727

"Results, Not Regrets"
 


Jann Glasser LCSW, MFT, Divorce Coach

4340 Campus Drive, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660