Our mediators have the expertise needed to help prepare all of the court documents that are necessary to bring a settlement agreement to a binding conclusion.
In the case of a divorce, the divorce papers are the legal beginning of the case. These papers are filed by the spouse that has initiated the divorce and in the state of California there are 2forms that need to be completed including the petition papers and the summons.All Court Documents Oceanside We help fill out all of the court documents including the petition, response, financial disclosure, judgment paperwork and more.
In California you’ll find that a divorce is quite form-driven and involves a lot of extensive paperwork. It’s essential to find a divorce mediator that knows how to fill out this paperwork properly before it is submitted to the court for final approval. Everything must be filled out correctly and if it isn’t the case can stall. The court documents can be sent back to be filled out properly and then you’ll have to wait again for the submission to be approved. The marital settlement agreement is the final piece of paper that a judge must sign in order to become legally binding. This paperwork includes the division of property, defines the spousal alimony and child support, directs the child custody arrangements and much more.
If there is an issue that is left unresolved, the mediator will help clear that up so that the paperwork can be sent to the court. When you use a mediator you’ll have control over your divorce and the decisions being made. Both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will come together to make what could possibly be the most important decisions for your future. If you decide to take the litigation route, you’ll be forced to live with any decisions that the court makes on your behalf for any issues that have yet to be resolved. This could go in your favor – or not. You can never tell what the judge will decide and you could face a very unpleasant surprise when you leave your fate in the hands of a third-party judge that doesn’t know anything about your personal situation.
Settlement agreements are drafted to meet the needs of both parties and the agreements are defined based on the negotiations. Everyone in the family is taken into account, including the children, so that all of the concerned parties can move forward with their lives with as little animosity as possible. In most cases no one will ever have to appear before a judge or visit a courtroom to finalize the divorce.
The final judgment once signed records the marriage dissolution or divorce. A mediator is able to provide assistance with the forms and knows the procedures involved for submitting them. The settlement agreement is the final document that lists all of the agreements that have been made during the course of the mediation. You’ll only sign the form when you agree to everything that it contains.