Morse Mediation Group was created to assist divorcing couples in avoiding the fundamentally broken family law justice system in California and thus maintain their emotional and financial health while navigating a divorce. Based on expertise gleaned from years spent practicing family law, the best advice we can give clients preparing to divorce is not to litigate. Litigating a divorce often results in a long, painful, and costly process, which can have devastating financial and emotional consequences for the family unit.
Given that divorce is both the most emotionally difficult period in clients’ lives and at the same time, the most significant financial transaction many of them will make, our goal is to educate clients on all aspects of divorce and how it will impact them so they may make informed decisions while working toward a compromise.
During mediation sessions, we discuss the parties' goals and the realities of California family law. We provide practical information about how judges typically rule on all aspects of a divorce to help educate and empower parties to reach a reasonable compromise. Division of assets often calls for creative approaches, and we strive to find solutions to achieve the best outcome for all while preserving the parties' relationship in a non-adversarial setting.
Morse Mediation Group is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and sound legal advice to clients who require assistance with divorce mediation and consultation.
Divorce mediation is a method often used by divorcing parties who wish to maintain an amicable relationship and avoid the hostility and expense which often accompany litigation. The parties meet with a neutral third party known as a "mediator" who assists the parties in reaching a resolution on all aspects of their divorce. By taking charge and being the architects of their divorce agreement, the parties remain in control of the process.
Mediation allows you to arrive at a resolution based on your own ideas of what is fair for your situation, rather than having a solution imposed upon you based on rigid and impersonal legal principles.
Mediation is confidential, with no public record of what goes on in sessions.
Mediation is much less expensive than a court trial or a series of hearings.
Most mediations end in a settlement of all of the issues in divorce.
The mediation process can improve communication between you and your spouse, helping you avoid future conflicts.
You and your spouse—not the court—control the process.
You can still consult with a lawyer who can provide you legal advice if you wish.
After an initial meeting to ensure mediation is a good fit for your divorce, we schedule a second, longer meeting to discuss the detailed issues involved in your separation or divorce. These issues commonly include child custody, spousal and child support, and division of assets and properties. When appropriate, we consult with outside experts in the areas of business valuation, valuation of stock options, forensic accounting and estate planning. We work with clients jointly and individually depending on the case and we have an unprecedented success rate in reaching agreement via mediation. Morse Mediation Group will prepare the necessary forms and agreements in accordance with court requirements and oversee all filings with the court.
People who consider divorce should be educated about what divorce will mean for them economically, emotionally, and practically in the present and future so they can make well-informed decisions. With proper planning, exposure can be limited. We review your current situation, discuss your goals, and come up with the best strategy to achieve them.
Divorce consulting is available to clients in all phases of divorce to advise and inform them about their legal rights, discuss and review settlement options, and comment on a settlement agreement prepared by another attorney. Divorce is a highly emotional event and using a divorce consultant will provide you with a logical, sane voice during a chaotic time.
In addition to legal counsel, clients are often in need of therapists, forensic accountants, realtors, and other specialists who can provide the resources to address their needs. Morse Mediation Group can provide trusted resources to see you through this time. Through our knowledge of the court system and the local family law judges, we can predict how an issue may be ruled upon in court. Finally, we are available to provide another opinion with regard to advice from your existing attorney.