Today we’d like to delve into a deeply divisive and important subject: namely, divorce and divorce lawyers. Divorce lawyers understandably have a bad reputation with the general public – they generally thrive off of the destruction of their client’s relationships and in many cases actively try to embitter the separation to get a better settlement for their clients.
While this isn’t true for every family law attorney, it is true often enough that we generally do not recommend going through litigation when divorcing your spouse. Even if there are pre-existing hard feelings between parties, litigation can cause an unbridgeable gulf between you that can cause lasting harm to both the couple and the family they created together.
A far better alternative to litigating your divorce is using the process of mediation. Much like how mediators can resolve legal disputes in business and civil suits, family law mediators work with the couple to bring them to a settlement that can satisfy both parties.
The divorce mediator represents both members of the partnership during the separation process, meaning there is no incentive for them to drag out the process unnecessarily and demand more be given to one client at the expense of another.
Of course, divorce is still an emotional process, and it takes a steady hand to ensure the separation deliberations go smoothly and on track. This is why we recommend using a mediator with years of experience under their belt and a proven track record when it comes to results. For Orange County readers, that means enlisting the services of McNamee Mediations, the premier divorce mediator for southern California.
McNamee has been in the game for a long, long time and has left many former couples with their families and finances intact. The firm has been so successful that clients have left hundreds of glowing reviews over the years, a notoriously difficult achievement in the industry. Take a look:
Read Walt W.‘s review of McNamee Mediations on Yelp
I didn’t know what to expect as I was headed into uncharted territory and frankly scared and stressed out. Neither my ex husband nor I wanted to waste money and time with attorneys so we searched for mediators. I came across Colleen and she had rave reviews. We were not disappointed, I couldn’t have felt more lucky that I found her and hired her after just talking to her on the phone. She put my mind at ease and was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The whole process went smoothly and quickly and Colleen even made a house call when my ex had an unexpected injury and we needed to have documents signed that day. I can’t thank Colleen enough and highly recommend her!– Beth Blower, Google Review
Colleen is amazing. What could have been a very messy, expensive, drawn out battle was made close to pleasant by Colleen. As a woman who out earned her ex, she made it easier for me to deal with the fact that even though he had a solid job and pension, CA law is what it is. She helped me wrap my mind around it and made me feel comfortable paying him. Highly recommended!!!– Laura K., Yelp Review
If you or a loved one is in the initial stages of getting a divorce but aren’t willing to completely burn the relationship’s bridges, consider calling up McNamee Mediations. As one of the best mediation firms in the state, you can be sure they’ll help you reach an equitable settlement both of you can be happy with.
4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660