Family Law Processes

The choice of HOW to divorce is almost as important as the decision WHETHER to divorce.
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What Type of Family Law Process Will You Choose?

Our 20+ years of family law experience at Weber Dispute Resolution has taught us a very important question to ask at the beginning of the case. That question is, “What Type of Family Law Process Do You Need to Experience?” There are many available process options to help you get divorced. They include:

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Mediation
  • Consulting
  • Negotiated Settlement
  • Family Law Agreements 
  • Neutral Private Settlement Conferences
  • Online Mediation

Learn here about which family law dispute resolution process is right for you.

Mediation

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The Fastest and Least Expensive Way to Get Divorced.

In mediation, a neutral third party sits down with you and your spouse to try to help you resolve all of the issues in your divorce. The mediator doesn’t make any decisions.  That part of the process is up to you and your spouse. Instead, the mediator helps you communicate with each other until you can come to an agreement.  Mediation gives you control and flexibility like no other process.

Collaborative Practice

Peaceful Negotiation with Maximum Professional Support.

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Collaborative Divorce holds great promise for those who wish to divorce in a more constructive manner. It promotes greater respect between the parties.  It elevates the children’s needs, making their present and future well-being a key priority.

In a collaborative divorce, both parties retain specially trained attorneys, coaches, financial specialists, and child specialists, who work as a team offering their unique expertise. If the case veers towards litigation, the team drops out.

Consulting

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As Needed Support When You Choose.

Sometimes you may only need occasional legal advice or a professional to review legal documents. This is where a family law consultant comes into play. We are extremely well-versed in providing consulting for clients, and believe that using a consulting attorney is a great way to manage your costs.

Family Law Agreements

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Agreements, Contracts & Legal Documents.

Drafting family law agreements can be complicated.  Shawn often sees individuals get themselves into deep trouble with the DIY approach. Whether you are doing it yourself and just want a pair of expert eyes to catch the fine details or you are wanting an agreement crafted from scratch, consider Shawn’s expertise as your resource to get it right.

We offer:

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • And More
Neutral Private Settlement Conference

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A Neutral Private Settlement Conference with one of our experienced neutrals helps attorneys settle the cases that can settle so they can focus on the cases that have to go to trial.  What’s more, experience has shown that client satisfaction with attorneys greatly increases when the case settles as opposed to when the matter goes to court.

Family Facilitated Conversations

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For difficult conversations with family members

Difficult conversation can be very emotional and strain even the closest of family bonds. Sit down with a trained facilitator to address family challenges in a Family Facilitated Conversation.  We will manage the flow of conversation so emotions can be expressed productively. Participants will each get a chance to share thoughts without interruption. We help your family find solutions even when it is hard.

 

Online Mediation

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Convenient Dispute Resolution from Anywhere

Sometimes it just isn’t convenient to come to a mediators office.  Maybe you are in different cities or even different countries.  With online mediation, it doesn’t matter where you are.  Login with our easy-to-use software.  Share a computer screen with your mediator and settle your case from the comfort and safety of home.

We haven’t found a cookie cutter yet that fits everyone the same.

There are many available process options to help you get divorced or to approach your family law case.  These options vary in cost, complexity, and level of cooperation.  As a result, you owe it to yourself to take the time to explore the best fit for your family.

Because the decision of HOW to divorce is nearly as important as WHETHER to divorce, this single question holds great weight in influencing all aspects of both the legal stuff of divorce AND the human side of divorce.

You have options

Feel like your case is too challenging to solve without family court?  Maybe not!

Even challenging family law matters like domestic violence, child support, child custody and visitation can be addressed without going to court.  Sometimes sensitive issues can even best be addressed with a family law process that pours water on the fire instead of gasoline.  You may be a better fit than you think.  Let’s talk about what will work for you.  You may be surprised.

 

Having a hard time deciding what dispute resolution process is best for you and your family?

Call us today to schedule an Options Meeting!

Divorce is overwhelming.  That’s why we offer our innovative Options Meeting for you and your spouse to come in and discuss a family law process.  Additionally, the Options Meeting is a simple, non-threatening opportunity to explore the best family law process for you. Because the Options Meeting is so important, we’ll only charge a 1-hour flat fee.

Schedule Your Options Meeting

Sign up for an Options Meeting by calling us at (858) 410-0144 or by completing a Contact Inquiry Form.

Schedule Consultation 

Call us at (858) 410-0144 or use the inquiry form to the left to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of our San Diego mediators.