Chico, California, Divorce and Child Custody Lawyers
If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, one certainty is that your lives will change in profound ways. You have many decisions to make and priorities to set on the way to resolving important issues that may include child custody and parenting time, support and property division.
Among the most important decisions early in this process is whether to try to settle all the critical issues in your case through direct negotiations, divorce mediation or litigation. At the Rooney Law Firm, our attorneys can explain the differences between these approaches to getting through divorce and help you find the path best for you.
Divorce Should Be the End of the Battle, Not the Start of a New One
Although litigation may be the only way to protect your interests if your divorcing spouse is unreasonable, other options are available for couples able to work rationally toward solutions.
We are proven trial lawyers prepared to go the distance in any case, but we fully recognize how hard a drawn-out divorce and court battle can be on all parties involved. Sometimes getting emotional closure is more important than getting everything you possibly can.
Agreeing to Enter Mediation Can Reduce Divorce Costs and Stress
Entering divorce mediation is a sound decision for divorcing spouses who disagree on key issues but believe compromises can be reached with the help of a neutral mediator knowledgeable in California family law and settlement techniques. Mediation can provide:
- Detailed, mutually acceptable resolution of critical issues such as child custody, parenting time and division of marital property
- Greater control over outcomes in comparison to leaving major family issues up to a judge
- A more efficient, amicable and affordable alternative to divorce litigation
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Options for Getting Through Divorce
Is divorce mediation right for you? Does it have strong potential to save you money and enable you to get through your divorce without excessive debt or other adversity that could make your life difficult for years ahead? You can turn to a California family law attorney at our firm for sound guidance and honest answers based on many years of experience.
If you are looking for a Northern California divorce attorney you can trust to defend your interests, beginning with a consultation to discuss issues in your case and your options for resolving them, call or e-mail us at the Rooney Law Firm.