Mediation: A Better Option for Divorce

For many years, divorce was synonymous with a lengthy, vicious courtroom battle that would leave everyone involved with permanent emotional scars and shattered relationships. However, the process of divorce does not need to be like that. Over the past number of years, the courts have been favoring out-of-court divorce and family law solutions. More than ever before, people are finding ways to get through the process of divorce without going to court.

At Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates, we provide mediation support and services for clients in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, in all types of family law matters. Attorney Kathleen Reeves is a trained and certified mediator with more than 30 years of legal experience to benefit our clients. We can represent your interests in mediation, negotiations, collaborative law and other related forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Ms. Reeves can also serve as a neutral facilitator for family law mediation and collaborative divorce.

The Benefits of Family Law Mediation and Other ADR Methods

The most important reason for using mediation in divorce and other family law disputes is the children. Mediation provides a more private, less contentious format for resolving family conflicts, which minimizes the stress and emotional damage for everyone, especially the children.

Further, ADR usually results in faster, more cost-effective resolution of family law disputes. Without having to work through the congested California court system or pay for lawyer fees over an extended period of time, most clients are able to save tremendous time and money through ADR.

Finally, the results are better. Rather than having a judge who doesn't know you make rulings on the most important aspects of your life, ADR gives you the opportunity to work out the complex details on your own. This type of creative control is important for child custody, visitation and other personal divorce matters. Perhaps most importantly, mediation is an effective means of navigating the intricate details involved with division of your valuable assets, especially in dividing pensions, determining the value of business ownership interests and other complex high-asset divorce matters.

"Yes, I can fight like a bulldog in court for you if that's what your case requires. But in more than 30 years as a family law attorney, I have seen much better results and much more satisfaction with the process when my clients use mediation and other forms of ADR. This process will help you get the results you need with much less stress and cost."

∙ Kathleen K. Reeves, Attorney at Law

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