Divorce does not always have to be contentious. Mediation offers an effective alternative to divorce litigation. The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC may recommend mediation in your case to save you the expense, time and stress that are inevitably part of divorce litigation. We have been assisting clients throughout the South San Francisco Bay Area with divorce for four decades. We provide skilled, strategic counsel to help you reach the best results in your divorce. We work hard to provide you with the practical assistance and the compassionate understanding you need during the mediation process.
Mediation is an effective method of reaching an equitable divorce settlement. During the mediation process, a certified mediator listens to each party’s goals and concerns and identifies common ground. Then, during a series of negotiating sessions, the mediator guides you toward equitable compromise on matters in dispute. Upon conclusion of mediation, you both sign an agreement that includes all terms involving:
Our attorneys prepare you ahead of time and remain by your side during mediation. We then present your consent agreement to the court to finalize your divorce. Throughout the process, we protect your rights and, if you have children, always act in their best interests.
Mediation has several advantages compared to litigation. If we feel that you can benefit from the process, we recommend mediation to:
Often, mediation allows you both to avoid making any court appearances. A neutral party intervenes to help you come to an agreement on important issues so you don’t have to endure long, expensive and stressful litigation.
Call the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC at 650-624-8181 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our South San Francisco law firm serves clients throughout the Bay Area. We offer individualized attention and experienced divorce representation.