San Diego residents who are considering ending their marriage may want to consider mediation. Mediation employs the impartial guidance of a trained third party. Couples that are amicable can work together to reach a mutual agreement regarding the terms of their divorce.
Advantages of mediation include:
- Each party can retain control of the terms of the divorce settlement rather than accepting details as determined by the court
- Mediation can be more efficient than litigation when it comes to time and expense
- Sessions can be scheduled at the convenience of both parties
- Mediation can be easier on children during custody negotiations
- Provides confidentiality
If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce or are already divorced and have custody of your child you might wonder how child support laws for the collection and distribution of funds is handled in California. In the state of California there is a central child support unit and in some cases that unit is responsible for collecting and distributing child support. The system has been put in place to ensure that both parents are responsible for providing financial support for their children.
Domestic violence can have a serious impact on the life of an individual including their physical and mental well being. If you feel that you are being abused you have the right to obtain a restraining order.
California defines “domestic violence” as abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant. Abuse inflicted by one’s current or former dating partner or fiancé/fiancée is also domestic violence, as is abuse committed against the parent of a child by the other parent.