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Divorce Mediation Attorney: A Neutral Third Party to Help You Reach a Compromise


Kate Rockas can act as a divorce mediation attorney for clients at her office in San Rafael, CA, who are seeking to reach a divorce agreement without taking the matter to court. Mediation has become much more common and desired because it allows both parties to reach an agreement outside of court. When you decide to go through mediation, the mediator can tailor the process and agreements to meet your individual needs. Kate Rockas has provided divorce mediation services to the families of Marin County since 2000. She has the necessary training and skills to help you file, and achieve effective meetings and reach an agreeable compromise with limited stress.

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One of the greatest benefits of divorce mediation is that the process can place far less stress on those involved, especially children.

Mediation vs. Litigation

One of the biggest differences between mediation and litigation is that the mediator is not there to make decisions, but instead to help each side come to a beneficial, binding agreement. Kate Rockas acts as a neutral third party rather than representing one of the spouses. She will meet with both parties and their personal counsel, working to reach a mutual agreement on all pertinent issues. During structured meetings, you will discuss points one by one, striving to achieve the best possible solutions in a private, safe area.

Litigation makes the entire divorce proceeding public record, and all the issues are essentially decided by the judge. Through mediation, both parties have much more say throughout the process. It is far more beneficial when each party communicates and cooperates to reach a mutual agreement. Mediation can take far less time than litigation because official legal proceedings require court hearings, appearances, and so on. Mediation only takes as long as both parties need. The process can also cost far less than litigation.

How can a Divorce Mediation Attorney Help?

Rather than advocating for just one party, a divorce mediation attorney advocates for a compromise between both parties. Kate Rockas will work to keep your communication open and constructive, so you can avoid a contested divorce. Throughout the process, she can help you make decisions regarding:

Her goal is to help the divorce mediation process go smoothly. With her help, you can navigate your divorce more effectively and efficiently than with litigation.

With the help of an experienced mediator such as Kate Rockas, you can expect a much more effective, less stressful divorce process.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

One of the greatest benefits of divorce mediation is that the process can place far less stress on those involved, especially children. The process will be held in a safe, encouraging environment that can remove much of the hostility that accompanies litigation and public divorce proceedings. Another significant advantage, is that mediation averages out to about one-third of the cost of litigation. On top of that, it takes far less time than litigation.

With the help of an experienced mediator such as Kate Rockas, you can expect a much more effective, less stressful process. Removing hearings, court appearances, and a trial from the process often helps clients feel less overwhelmed by divorce. However, divorce is still complicated and will require you to have some difficult conversations. Kate Rockas is a compassionate mediator who takes the time to understand both sides. With her help, both parties can achieve a compromise that protects each person’s rights and interests.

Achieve Constructive Discussions

If you are considering divorce mediation rather than litigation, contact Kate Rockas online or call our firm at (415) 306-5560 to learn more about the process and how you can benefit. She can provide an in-depth consultation, answering any questions you may have to help you understand the best legal solutions for your needs. 

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