76764141A contested divorce can easily drag out for two years or more, eating up legal fees, fueling animosities and leaving your life in limbo. At the Law Offices of Teresa Beyers in Los Angeles, we try to finish divorces in a timely fashion by getting to the core of disputes and pressing forward. Although Teresa Beyers is a formidable trial lawyer when you need her to advocate for you in court, she is a big believer in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If you are at an impasse or your hopes of a quick and amicable divorce are crumbling, divorce mediation may help you get back on track and prevent needless litigation.

THIRD-PARTY MEDIATION OF DIVORCE AND CUSTODY A mediator is a neutral facilitator who does not represent either person or offer legal advice. You and your spouse (or co-parent) sit down with the mediator in a private and nonadversarial setting to work through your disputes. The mediator’s role is to keep the conversation cordial and productive, to offer suggestions and steer you toward
common ground.

Mediation offers many advantages over going to court:

  • It is quicker and occurs on your timetable.
  • The cost is considerably less than litigating.
  • It cuts down on the stress and bickering.
  • The sessions are private.
  • You, not a judge, will decide the outcome.
  • Mediated agreements are more likely to be adhered to.

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MEDIATION IN YOUR DIVORCE?
Our law firm handles contested divorce and uncontested divorce in the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County family courts have long promoted ADR and formerly provided several hours of free mediation to encourage couples to resolve their differences without a trial. Unfortunately, county-sponsored mediation is no longer offered because of budget cuts across California. We can connect clients with private mediators, including former family law judges who now conduct mediations. Mediation can often resolve disputes and produce the basics of a divorce settlement or custody agreement. At a minimum, it narrows the issues if you resume four-way negotiations or divorce litigation.

CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF TERESA BEYERS TODAY We encourage clients to explore mediation, even in complex and high-conflict cases. Los Angeles divorce mediation attorney Teresa Beyers offers a free initial phone consultation and can meet clients after hours and on weekends by appointment. Call 213-785-7873 or 800-488-4850 (toll free), or contact us online. Se habla español.