For When the Divorce Process Stalls
Guideway’s Mediation team are experienced, neutral third parties who guide divorcing couples through the issues that have stalled their Divorce, helping them reach a mutually acceptable resolution. There’s no judge, no winning or losing. Instead, our Guided Divorce is based on the principles of negotiation, open-mindedness, and compromise.
Sometimes Couples Can’t Reach a Decision on Division of Property
They don’t have to be fighting, and it may not be a situation where communication has shut down completely. But for many couple who have been married for ten years or more, who share ownership of a home and other assets, who have retirement accounts and a pension as well as a family, things become immeasurably more complicated.
Making Life-altering Decisions Requires Help
These couples realize that they are making big decisions that will affect the rest of their lives, and they know they need additional help. It may be that they can’t reach agreement on child custody and support. Alimony and other financial matters can present significant hurdles for divorcing couples, even if they are working together in a spirit of amity. It’s emotional and stressful. There’s a lot at stake, and couples can find themselves completely stalled.
If they think about hiring lawyers, that’s another big reality check, as the cost of two divorce attorneys at $450+/hour mounts quickly. Couples who are still on good terms look for alternative solutions.
Guideway’s Mediation services help clients work through these complexities to find solutions. Guideway is completely neutral. No one wins or loses. Mediation is based on the process of negotiation and prioritization. Each party should be thinking about:
- What can’t you live without? It may be your house–your biggest asset that keeps appreciating, and the place your kids call home.
- What will you give up to keep it? Retirement benefits? Long-term financial support?
Couples Set Their Own Pace
According to California law, a Divorce can be finalized in as few as six months, but the process can take as long as necessary. Our skilled Guides help couples divide their assets and work through custody matters to reach mutually agreeable solutions. In many cases, it improves communication between spouses—something they’re going to need as they share parenting responsibilities in the years ahead.
Guided Mediation is Completely Confidential
Guideway manages all the legal documents and files them with the courts. We’re here for our clients, from the initial meeting through settlement. Whether amicable Divorce or Mediation, our dedicated team assists our clients with every step.