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.
When it comes to a divorce, custody arrangements can affect family members other than the parents. Grandparents who may play a very important role in a child’s life can also be stripped of their visitation rights.
During and after a separation or divorce, grandparents may wonder if they can still visit their grandchildren. Fortunately in the state of California, grandparents do have legal rights to visit their grandkids and a local family law attorney can help.