The Law Offices of
B J Fadem & Associates, APC
Certified Family Law Specialist
Mediation can be used for several Family Law legal issues such as Divorce, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Property Division & Characterization, Second Parent Adoption, Legal Separation, or even Domestic Violence cases. Attorney B J Fadem, with 30 years’ experience in Family Law has helped 1000’s of clients settle their matters through Mediation without ever having to step into a courtroom.
Attorney B J Fadem, as a Mediator attempts to bring the parties’ disputes to an early resolution through several meetings. The Courts are not involved. The parties do not have to be represented by Counsel, but may.
It first starts with a consultation with all parties involved to discuss the issue(s) involved and the goals that are desired. B J Fadem will advise all parties involved what will be required to make the Mediation move as smooth, civil and uncomplicated as possible. The time frame for completion of the process will depend on the requirements of the legal issues. B J Fadem will guide you throughout the entire process to reach your goals as desired.
Mediation is less expensive than going through a Court Trial. It is usually faster than waiting for a Court’s calendar. Furthermore, clients have more control over the decisions made, whereas if you go to Court the Judge will decide for you. Once there is an agreement through Mediation, Attorney B J Fadem drafts the paperwork, processes the documents through the Court, and obtains the Judge’s signature on Judgments and orders. The case is settled.
If your case is a high-conflict matter and/or the opposing party is not willing to settle the matter civilly or politely, Mediation is not what you are looking for. Attorney B J Fadem will not Mediate if both parties are not willing to submit to the process and are eager to settle the matter agreeably. Attorney B J Fadem also will not legally represent either party.
Common questions are:
What is the difference between Mediation and Arbitration?
Mediation is the process by which parties can settle a legal dispute through a third party (mediator) and compromise their issues with a fair settlement out of Court. Arbitration is a mini-trial held in an attempt to avoid a Court trial and conducted by a person or panel of people who are not Judges.
Can your Law Firm file our Legal documents in any County?
Yes. We can file in all California Counties and cities, including but not limited to: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humbolt County, Inyo County, King County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, and Yuba County.
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