Divorce Mediation

How Should I File My Taxes While Going Through a Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Divorce Mediation,High Asset Divorce on February 29, 2024

You may be going through a divorce but still have to file your taxes. In this instance, do not delay getting your taxes done. If you do not file them in accordance with IRS guidelines, you face penalties. At the same time, you can prepare for your divorce proceedings and consider how you will file… read more

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in California if it is Uncontested?

Posted in California,Divorce,Divorce Mediation,Family Code,Spousal Support on January 27, 2024

Beginning the divorce process can either feel like a commitment to an ultramarathon where the finish line is nowhere in sight or a short sprint to the completion of the journey of marriage. An uncontested divorce provides an avenue of avoiding drawn-out, complicated processes in favor of a more straightforward way of dissolving a marriage… read more

Can Spousal Support be Waived in California?

Posted in California,Divorce,Divorce Mediation,Spousal Support on January 16, 2024

Determining California spousal support can be one of the most contentious topics in a divorce. In some instances, the determination of support is addressed before the marriage becomes legal in a prenuptial agreement. Weighing spousal support options with an experienced Solana Beach family law attorney with in-depth knowledge of prenuptial agreements and whether waiving this right… read more

What Happens in a Divorce Mediation?

Posted in Divorce Mediation on May 10, 2023

The hard truth of the matter is that not every marriage will last 50 or more years. A lot of marriages will end before one of the spouses dies. Because of this, you need to work with a Solana Beach divorce attorney from Ratzer | Dobis. Divorce mediation is a common tool used by couples… read more

The Five Stages of Divorce Mediation

Posted in Divorce Mediation on March 29, 2022

Divorce mediation is a type of dispute resolution that is a popular alternative to going to trial. With mediation, a couple has a chance to resolve their issues and create a settlement agreement – preventing the case from a tedious, expensive and unpredictable court trial. If you are considering mediation during your divorce case in… read more

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Family Mediation Attorney

Posted in Divorce Mediation on December 15, 2020

If you and your spouse have decided that family mediation is the best way to resolve your divorce case or legal separation, it is time to choose your mediator. Selecting the right attorney will take careful consideration, as who you hire can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Not all family mediation attorneys are… read more

Family Law Mediation – How Can Mediation Help a Family Matter?

Posted in Divorce Mediation on May 21, 2020

Family law is a large practice area that encompasses matters such as divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal support, estate plans, prenuptial agreements and domestic violence. Every year, the courts in California hear thousands of family law cases. Not every family matter must go to trial, however. With alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation, many… read more

The myths about divorce mediation in California

Posted in Divorce Mediation on April 4, 2019

Television is great for fantasy shows. The problem is some people who watch TV take a lot of what they see at face value, including what happens during the divorce process and what divorce mediation entails. California residents should know that there are a few myths perpetuated by TV dramas and movies regarding divorce. The… read more

Fewer couples choosing between divorce mediation and trial

Posted in Divorce Mediation on January 31, 2019

Research shows that the rate of marital dissolution is declining, and the millennial generation’s tendency to keep their marriages intact may be the reason why. Specifically, 18 percent fewer couples in 2018 versus 2008 had to go through divorce litigation or choose an alternative dispute resolution process, such as divorce mediation. Here are a few reasons… read more

Mediation can save your sanity in a divorce

Posted in Divorce Mediation on October 25, 2018

Solana Beach residents who are getting divorced need to be strategic about their decisions. But, since the divorce process is fraught with emotions, this can be difficult. One way that divorcing couples can remove themselves from the fray of emotional outbursts is to agree to mediate their divorce. Why mediate? There are numerous reasons that… read more