Bay Area Family Law



Friday, July 20, 2007

Bay Area family law firms

Bay Area family law firms -- Making Divorce Cost Effective

Everyone has horror stories about the Bay Area divorce process. People say that it takes years. People talk about spending huge and unexpected amounts of money on Vallejo family law firms. You hear about many instances where the divorce has harmed relationships with children, family, and friends. Many find that child support payments cause them to live as frugally as students until their children’s emancipation. Post-divorce problems can linger for years, even for a lifetime.

In a mediated divorce, the two divorcing parties meet with one mediator (usually, but not necessarily a service offered by Vallejo family law firms). You meet with a Bay Area family law firm a number of times. The Bay Area family law firm will to address and try to resolve the issues in your divorce. Bay Area family law firms hired in this capacity do not represent either of the parties. The Vallejo family law firms must be (and must be viewed by the parties as) an impartial, objective, fair third-party.

A mediated divorce (using advocate lawyers at relevant points) is the Camry of divorces. It’s solid, safe for the most part, and it can do almost everything you want. But the collaborative divorce is like a Prius. It has the most advanced resources at its disposal. It’s groundbreaking, and it can turn a sometimes dirty process into something that is a lot better for the environment.

The premise of collaborative divorce is to resolve the divorce though a series of meetings between the clients and their respective Bay Area family law firms. These four-way meetings are actually what the courts require litigants to do prior to the trial in a litigated divorce.

So.., the main difference is that instead of you, your spouse and a Bay Area family law firm, you have you, your spouse and two Bay Area family law firms - one for each of you. The benefits of collaborative law are great. Better, more workable, and longer-lasting solutions are generated. Relationships with family are preserved. It is generally not more expensive than mediated divorces (with the advocate attorneys’ critical involvement.) It is generally much less expensive than litigated divorces.

I hope your brain isn't spinning too much at this point. But here's it in a nutshell, you can
- mediate
- have a collaborative divorce
- create a separation agreement.
- duke it our in court.

The first three are usually the best.

Before filing your dissolution, contact multiple Bay Area family law firms - or better yet, fill in our contact form and let us give you a lis