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Mediation And Collaborative Divorce Archives

Collaborative divorce: Truly a respectful event

Parties who wish to avoid the animosity, expense and divisiveness of a courtroom divorce can choose instead to divorce through more cooperative efforts. In California and other states, one option for doing this is to commit to a collaborative divorce.

What happens during divorce mediation sessions?

Agreeing or deciding to mediate your divorce is a step toward a more peaceful and amicable process. However, it is important to understand what the process entails before you make any decisions about whether it is right for you.

Resolving to divorce peacefully this year? 4 ways to do this

The beginning of a new year gives people the opportunity to make positive changes and make the new year a better one than the last year. And whether many people dismiss resolutions like this, they can make a powerful difference in your future happiness if you follow through with them.

Tips for negotiating when it comes to dividing property

In California, the law requires parties to divide marital property equally in the event of a divorce. While dividing everything in half may seem easy enough, the process can be quite complicated and contentious.

2 options for resolving divorce-related matters outside of court

When people think about divorce, they often imagine that the process takes place in a courtroom and in front of a judge who will make rulings on divorce-related matters like child custody and spousal support. However, in reality, people typically resolve these issues outside of court through mediation or collaborative divorce.

3 ways to prepare for mediation

If you are getting divorced in California, you will go through the mediation process, whether you choose to or the courts order you to. Mediation can be a faster, more peaceful way to resolve divorce-related matters than litigation, and it can allow parties to maintain more control over the outcome.

Understanding the collaborative divorce process

When parents divorce, they rarely cut ties completely. They often work together to raise their children, which means that they may be communicating with each other, making decisions together and showing up at the same events for their child for decades to come.

Thoughts on summer parenting time disputes

The 2017-2018 school year will be drawing to a close shortly. For divorcing or separated parents, this may be a time of additional trepidation due to concerns over what the kids will do over the summer. Ideally this will be a time for children to participate in sports camps, daycare activities (aka day camp) or spend additional time with extended family.  

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