Mediation Overview

How does mediation work? Mediation is a private, comparatively informal method of professionally settling disputes. As the mediator, I am a neutral facilitator trained to assist you in creating a positive environment and conceptual framework within which you communicate about your dispute.

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I will assist you in the following areas.

  • creating greater understanding
  • exploring tangible solutions to problems
  • structuring a positive resolution including measurable outcomes and verifiable accountability

My goal is to help you reach a voluntary and mutually satisfying resolution at minimum cost in money, time and emotional expense. Our expertise is offered to all those in California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Mediation Benefits

With the advent of modern technology, mediation can now be done virtually. Today, you can resolve conflicts and develop understanding at reduced costs and disruption. Here at Virtual Divorce Mediation, we allow you to structure your divorce the way you want it, regardless of where you are located in California. When you access our service, you are getting the following benefits.

  • Parties have the autonomy to craft settlement terms that suit their needs or circumstances
  • Mediation is far more economical than hiring lawyers and going to court with better results. Over 98% of lawsuits eventually settle.
  • Parties can avoid escalating conflict using mediation. Hiring lawyers is typically seen by the other party as threatening.
  • Parties creatively customize both the process and the result to maximize their mutual well-being.
  • Parties convene as circumstances warrant, including evening and weekend sessions.
  • Litigation accentuates power imbalances and conflict, whereas mediation facilitates conciliation and continued relationship.
  • Mediation helps facilitate consensus by creating fair-minded flow of information and communication.
  • What is shared in a formal mediation is confidential by law in the state of Califonia.
  • An objective, third-party mediator is neutral and can help the parties move past an adversarial posture into a more open and productive stance. A good mediator will help maintain a power balance which enhances the prospect for resolution.

What is the Divorce Mediation Process?

With the advent of modern technology, mediation can now be done virtually. Today, you can resolve conflicts and develop understanding at reduced costs and disruption. Here is what to expect in divorce mediation? At Virtual Divorce Mediation, we allow you to structure your divorce the way you want it. When you access our service, you are getting the following benefits.

  • Parties have the autonomy to craft settlement terms that suit their needs or circumstances
  • Mediation is far more economical than hiring lawyers and going to court with better results. Over 98% of lawsuits eventually settle.
  • Parties can avoid escalating conflict using mediation. Hiring lawyers is typically seen by the other party as threatening.
  • Parties creatively customize both the process and the result to maximize their mutual well-being.
  • Parties convene as circumstances warrant, including evening and weekend sessions.
  • California litigation accentuates power imbalances and conflict, whereas mediation facilitates conciliation and continued relationship.
  • Mediation helps facilitate consensus by creating fair-minded flow of information and communication.
  • What is shared in a formal mediation is confidential by law.
  • An objective, third-party mediator is neutral and can help the parties move past an adversarial posture into a more open and productive stance. A good mediator will help maintain a power balance which enhances the prospect for resolution.

 

The cost benefits of virtual divorce mediation are substantial as well. You will be surprised at how cost-effective mediation can be when compared to the traditional, court-focused divorce alternative.

 


 

John Butler practices mediation in all 50 states and has not only handled thousands of mediation cases over the past 20 years but has taught seminars and appeared on numerous panels sharing his expertise.

Feel free to call John or setup a free consultation to find out if your situation can be positively affected through mediation.

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