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Divorce Mediation Coaching

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process where spouses work with a neutral third party, a divorce mediator, to work through the family law issues of separation and divorce. The primary benefit of going through divorce mediation is that the final divorce is based on terms that were stated, negotiated, and agreed to by the couple themselves. This includes everything from spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, and division of assets, along with any other details required.

Couples that utilize mediation instead of a more adversarial approach to divorce through the courts have a greater chance of working together to ensure that the kids are happy and taken care of. Through mediation, there is also a much lower chance of winding up back in court due to one ex-spouse defaulting on the agreement or wanting to change the deal's details.

How does Mediation Work?

Mediation is a relatively simple process where a couple going through a divorce sits with a mediator to finalize the divorce agreement. This is a confidential process, which means that anything said at mediation cannot be used outside of mediation. There are usually no lawyers present for the mediation sessions. The presence of lawyers has the potential to turn the process into an adversarial one. The main point of mediation is to keep the process civil and out of the courts.

What is a Mediation Coach?

Mediation coaching can help you get through the mediation process, which can be overwhelming. You are going in with your soon-to-be ex-spouse and sitting with a mediator to make some crucial decisions. Through the mediation coaching process, Tracy Duell-Cazes will discuss what points you must review, offer legal advice, discuss what areas may be negotiable and what areas you will want to stand your ground on. Tracy will get you ready for the mediation process by letting you know what to expect and discussing negotiation tactics. Finally, Tracy will work with you to develop strategies, so you are comfortable working on your own when the time comes to work toward a fair settlement for everyone.

Even though mediation does not involve lawyers, you are still able to have an attorney in your corner to help you with the appropriate guidance to help you make the best decisions.

Why work with Tracy Duell-Cazes?

Tracy is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and has held this certification since December of 2002. When you work with Tracy, you will have the knowledge and comfort that you are ready for the mediation sessions. In addition, she will remind you of your legal rights and prepare you to work with your spouse without sacrificing your interests.

​Call the Law Office of Tracy, Duell-Cazes, also known as TDC Family Law, to discuss your upcoming mediation sessions. You can reach Tracy at 408-267-8484.

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