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family mediation:
your answer to a happier future

As a family law attorney, who handles child custody and divorce matters, I know the potentially devastating effects a divorce can have on not only the parents but the children. When you choose mediation to resolve matters like child custody and property division, it gives both spouses a high level of control in the outcomes, something that is missing in litigation. While mediation is certainly more cost-effective financially, many couples find this increased level of control and the preservation of the co-parenting relationship if children are involved to be the biggest gain.

Mediation isn’t just for amicable divorces where spouses are already in agreement. Often the cases that often benefit the most from mediation, are relationships with higher levels of conflict, because those cases if taken to litigation, are the most devastating emotionally and financially. Mediation only requires that both spouses are open to pursuing an alternative and are willing to be open and transparent. A good Mediator will meet you where you are in the process and help the two of you work through the rest of it.

Divorce is handled best with a focus on solutions and compromise, you are taking one household and making it two, give and take is required, even if you don't choose mediation as your pathway. Mediation is also voluntary, and not for everyone. If both spouses aren’t in agreement and you are facing divorce litigation, or a child custody issue, you deserve an attorney who will fiercely advocate for you, but with regard for the high emotional and financial cost of divorce. Someone who will help you transition to the next phase of your life, and help you put your children first.

Whatever process you decide on, you should go into your divorce proceedings with your priorities laid out so that your attorney can focus on what’s more important to you. That could be terms for a custody agreement or who gets the house.

If you live in Chico, California, or any of the surrounding communities, I would be proud to help you through your legal matters. I serve clients in Butte County, so call my office today to schedule a case consultation and find out if mediation is the right option for your situation.

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Compassionate guidance through
divorce & child custody matters

Getting divorced requires a lot of patience, control, and time to make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved. As your full-service divorce attorney, I can help you with a variety of matters to help increase your chances of an easy transition to a better, healthier future.

I can help you with matters involving spousal support, property division, and post-decree modifications. If you and your spouse have children, it's important to take child custody & child support matters very seriously, as the decisions you make during this process will likely have a lasting impact on your child's future.

If you and your spouse are faced with a child custody dispute, you're not alone. In fact, many couples often disagree on where the child will live, what religion they practice, where they go to school, or even who their pediatrician is.

If you can't reach an agreement, the courts will get involved and may come up with a solution that may or may not align with what you feel is best for your child.

After practicing family law, handling strictly divorces and child custody matters, I expanded my practice to include divorce mediation and became a court appointed Minor’s Counsel. I find these two practice areas have enhanced my child custody and divorce practice, allowing me to bring a unique understanding and perspective to my clients and their cases. My experience in family law cases along with these practice areas, have made me better at guiding couples and parents in Chico, California and throughout the surrounding areas through their divorce and child custody matters, with a greater ability to advocate for my clients. Contact my office today to schedule your consultation!