HOW BILL’S MEDIATION PROCESS BENEFITS EACH OF YOU:
Each divorcing couples circumstances are unique, and an attorney will tell you that no two divorces are exactly the same. With Bill’s California Divorce Mediation service you can work with a compassionate, highly trained California Divorce Mediator to help you make decisions regarding all of the legal issues involved in your divorce like: child custody, visitation, parenting time, finances, property settlement, alimony and child support plus all of the personal details the courts do not address.
Bill Ferguson is a professional California State trained Divorce Mediator who works primarily with divorcing couples and their families. His Mediation style offers a way to resolve conflicts and create an agreement that meets your needs. His focus on CALIFORNIA DIVORCE MEDIATION offers couples a way to move forward with Peace of Mind, Dignity and Confidence. His end goal is a mutually acceptable agreement between spouses regarding assets, debts, parenting plans for both two and four legged children, child/spousal support, modifications of any existing court orders and other matters of importance to you. Using Mediation most couples end up with a divorce agreement they can both live with, while saving time, money and the stress that years of the current divorce court process can usually take. This allows your family to move forward in each of their lives and not spend years embroiled in a bitter legal battle until all your resources are exhausted.
- 1. A safe, peaceful environment.
- 2. An opportunity to have your issues and concerns heard.
- 3. An opportunity to have your issues and concerns addressed.
- 4. A place where both of you can work together to come up with solutions you can both live with for those issues and concerns.
- 5. A mediator who can offer middle of the road ideas and suggestions when you get stuck.
- 6. And so much more…
- What is divorce mediation, and how is it different from arbitration?
- Why is mediation better than going to a lawyer — or is it?
- What is the difference between court-ordered mediation and private mediation?
- How do mediating spouses protect their legal rights?
- Does the mediator meet with both spouses together or separately?
- How long does mediation take?
Divorce mediation gives control of the separation and divorce process back to each of you. While the divorce court system has a set of laws that they must follow, the scariest part of divorce for most people is that someone else is going to decide the fate of their future. The judge rarely talks to you alone and gets to know your feelings or takes the time to understand your values and circumstances. A Divorce Court Judge makes decisions based on rules and general standards. A Divorce Court Judge does not have time to make each personal decision concerning your future and the future of your family and court orders are rarely tailored to your families individual needs. This lack of personal control can make you and your divorcing spouse feel threatened and scared which often results in threats and retaliation between the divorcing couple with the help of their attorneys.
When you work with Bill on your Divorce Mediation you are working with a trained mediator who’s goal is to find a “happy medium” in all of your divorce arrangements – one that both divorcing spouses can live with.
Divorce Mediation for Same Sex Couples
As a professional California State trained Divorce Mediator Bill also works with gay and lesbian couples and their families in the mediation process. Gay couples need to be given the opportunity to mediate their divorce just like straight couples. Same sex separations are as emotional and complicated as heterosexual divorces. With his extensive experience and background, Bill recognizes the challenges gay couples face and will partner with with you to identify and resolve your specific issues.
Having seen family and friends nearly bankrupt by the litigation process of divorce – both emotionally and financially, Bill has set up his practice for clients who want to avoid all of those complications and work in a way that is good for all parties involved. That doesn’t mean there won’t be conflicts or challenges – but Bill’s style of mediation will help both of you overcome those challenges and end your relationship in the fairest way possible – with an outcome you both control and decided.
Did you know the average cost of a divorce in California is $90,000?
That’s $45,000 per “side”. Divorce Mediation with Bill Ferguson will cost you less than 5% of that.