shasta county Mediation Lawyer
Resolving Family Law Cases Outside the Courtroom in Redding & Trinity County
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method designed to help you resolve your dispute or disagreement with the other party outside of court. In California, you and your spouse, co-parent, or the other party can use mediation at any point in the legal process. You can engage in mediation even if you have retained an attorney. You can also turn to mediation in post-divorce situations, such as when you and your ex-spouse disagree over custody arrangements, child support, or spousal support.
At the Law Office of Anthony S. Alpert, we provide mediation services for clients involved in divorce and family law disputes. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, our attorney brings a thorough understanding of the issues to your case, as well as family law mediation experience that can work to help you resolve them. If you wish to avoid the time, expense, and stress of litigation, or if a family court has ordered you to engage in mediation in an attempt to resolve your differences, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how the process works and how we can help.
Mediation in Family Law Issues
Mediation is not required by courts in a California divorce, except when couples cannot agree on child custody and visitation. In that situation, the court may order you and the other parent to engage in mediation. Mediation may also be required when you request any type of court order regarding child custody at a later time or when stepparents or grandparents ask the court for visitation with a child. When the court requests that you participate in mediation and you refuse, you will lose your right to challenge its ruling on custody.
The purpose of mediation is for you and the other party to engage in discussions aimed at settling under the supervision of an unbiased third party, the mediator. The mediator’s job is not to decide the issues for you, but to help you understand the issues and to focus your attention on them through constructive and open communication without fault-finding. Mediators are responsible for ensuring that the process is conducted fairly and encouraging reasonable compromised solutions that will be in everyone’s best interests.
Why Choose Me?
- Licensed By The California State Bar For Over 25 Years
- Certified Family Law Specialist
- Services Offered Over Video Chat
- Former Sergeant, JAG Corp (Enlisted Member - Non Attorney), US Army
Benefits of Mediation
Should your family law issue go to litigation, a judge will decide its outcome. This puts the decision-making outside of your control on matters that can impact you, your children, your finances, and more for years to come. Even with competent representation, judges cannot possibly fully understand the totality of your family dynamics and the thousands of details that make up your marital and family scene.
Mediation puts control on your side. You and your spouse or the other party will craft your resolution to the issue. This takes less time and less money and reduces the stress of engaging in adversarial litigation in court. It is also done on your schedule and remains private and confidential.
While court-ordered mediation generally refers to custody issues, private mediation can involve other divorce issues, such as child support, spousal support, the division of marital property, or any other disputed family matter.
Request a confidential consultation with our Weaverville mediation attorney at the Law Office of Anthony S. Alpert online or by phone at (530) 457-1633. Weekend appointments and video chats are available.
“Not only is Attorney Alpert a brilliant lawyer who will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for your case, he is also very compassionate and empathetic with regards to serving the unique and challenging needs of his clients.”