Lisa Fiance is an Oceanside family lawyer and divorce mediator who helps couples reach peaceful resolution to complex divorce issues. Because she is both a family law attorney and a mediator, Lisa is able to provide a comprehensive review of California law and the options available to you through divorce mediation.
How Divorce Mediation Works
Through the guidance of a professional mediator, parties can divide their property and debts, develop a parenting plan to manage child custody and visitation, and successfully negotiate child and spousal support provisions.
We start by explaining community property law and your property rights upon separation. Then we review various reimbursements and credits that might apply in your situation. Finally, we help parties divide their property and debts using creative techniques only available through divorce mediation.
Custody and Visitation
Epiphany ADR can help you develop a mutually agreeable parenting plan that ensures both parents have frequent and continuing contact with the children. In addition to helping negotiate schedules, Epiphany ADR can help you develop notification, exchange, travel and modification provisions that will help you avoid conflict in the future.
California focuses on "child support guideline". Based on the custody timeshare allocation, as well each parent's current financial situation, Epiphany ADR can determine the guideline level of child support a judge would likely establish in your case. Parents can then negotiate payment options and methods to assure uninterrupted child support.
Epiphany ADR can help you assess the factors considered by the court when establishing a spousal support order. Spouses can then negotiate a reasonable level of spousal support based on their own situation.
Marital Settlement Agreement
When divorce mediation concludes, Epiphany ADR will prepare a written and binding marital settlement agreement that can be incorporated into your judgment of dissolution.
Forms Preparation Packages
California requires litigants to use Judicial Council Forms to present the majority of information used by the court to render decisions. These forms are numerous, complex and confusing to the average person. For a flat fee, Epiphany ADR will complete the forms necessary to submit your Petition, Response, Declarations of Disclosure and Judgment Packages.
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