Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation


Mediation helps couples resolve their legal disputes amicably and efficiently. Beth is a skilled mediator who can help you and your spouse reach the best possible settlements while preserving a peaceful, respectful relationship. Mediation gives you control over the process and can often provide results that meet your specific needs and objectives better than an in court process can. Mediation in typically much less expensive than litigated divorce, and the process can be completed more quickly, at a pace that works for you.

Attorney Beth Appelsmith has more than 20 years of experience as a mediator helping couples resolve their divorce related issues without going to court. Beth will guide you through the process, including gathering all the necessary information and analyzing settlement options to find a solution that works for each of you. Beth‘s office will prepare all required court forms as well as financial disclosures and settlement documents, so you will not need to go to the courthouse during the divorce process.

Preserving Relationships
In many cases, both you and your soon to be ex-spouse are best served when you can establish and maintain a cordial relationship. A low-conflict cooperative divorce makes it easier to co-parent to and to preserve positive relationships with extended family and friends you may have in common.

Negotiating agreements
Divorcing couples can use mediation to reach an agreement that values the interests and needs of both spouses and provides stability for the children of the marriage. Settlement agreements can cover all issues, such as child custody, child and spousal support, as well as asset and debt division. During the mediation process, Beth will explain the applicable legal requirements and share options for settlement, including solutions reached by other parties in circumstances similar to yours. Some parties choose to follow California law in their mediated divorce, but this is not required on every issue and Beth will help you understand the alternatives. Parties do not have lawyers present during mediation but can choose to work with an independent consulting attorney outside of mediation for individualized advice. 

Contact an experienced and effective Sacramento, California
mediator to help you resolve your disputes

Call Beth M. Appelsmith at 916-239-2315 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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If you think non-litigated divorce is for you, call 916-239-2315 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.

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