You do not need to always go to court to resolve legal matters. When it comes to families, our Orange County mediators truly believe that communication that is led by a third-party neutral can lead to a mutually beneficial agreement. Unlike the court system, we take emotions and your wishes into account. You are not just another case number. We customize every one of our sessions to fit your needs. Take a look through our services and give us a call with any questions you may have.
Divorce mediation is a process by which a couple meets with a neutral mediator instead of going to court to create a mutually-beneficial agreement. A divorce can be emotionally and financially devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Our Orange County divorce mediators have the experience and skill set to navigate you and your spouse through the process without ever having to go to court.
Parenting Plans, Child Custody, Child Support
Your children are the most important part of your life. We work with both parents to create a customized parenting plan that meets your child's best interest. We can also assist you in calculating guideline child support based on your timeshare, income and expenses
Before you say "I do," it is essential to have an in-depth discussion about finances, expectations, and how to grow your future together. Premarital mediation is a friendly approach to an uncomfortable conversation to ensure you're on the same page. There are so many things to consider in combining you and your spouse's lives. We work wtih you to ensure you are prepared for this next stage of your life emotionally and financially.
A qualified domestic relations order (commonly referred to as a “QDRO,") is an additional order that one may need following a divorce. A QDRO is a document that deals explicitly with pension funds or 401k plans, basically, any plan that is governed by ERISA and considered a “qualified plan.” A QDRO must be prepared and certified by the court, and then provided to the administrator of the account that will be divided. Our Orange County mediators also provide QDRO drafting in addition to our typical divorce mediation services.
Do you and your spouse have everything hashed out already and just need help putting it all together? We offer document preparation-only services that include all necessary court docs and the drafting of a customized Marital Settlement Agreement.
Divorce Financial Planning
Divorce is a very financially stressful time. You are splitting two lives that used to function as one. Now you have to unravel the chaos to establish a new expectation of the future. It is unsettling when you have to pivot and change directions. You do not have to do this alone. All our Orange County mediators are Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA) who can provide you with invaluable insight on how to prepare yourself financially before, during, and post-divorce.