Westlake Divorce Attorney Services
Mediation is a process wherein the parties meet with a neutral facilitator to help them resolve their differences. The facilitator is not a judge and cannot issue a binding decision. Instead, s/he attempts to save the parties time and money by providing a non-litigious atmosphere where the parties can work together. Everything said in mediation is confidential and therefore the parties can feel safe in sharing their true interests and concerns.
Our services include:
Dion Law Group, APLC
660 Hampshire Road, Suite 216
Westlake Village, CA 91361
What is Family Law?
This area of law focuses on the relationships between parents, children, siblings, spouses and domestic partners.
When these relationships undergo extreme stress, lawyers and the court can step in to help resolve these conflicts. The court will always attempt to help parties work out their problems together through mediation, saving litigation as a last resort.
The best way to resolve your case is to choose the path that will restore your peace of mind. It is our job to map out that path for you.
Finding a divorce attorney that’s right for you
When it’s time to find a divorce attorney, let’s face it: it’s not a happy time in your life. There’s a lot going on that you have on your mind, and between problems in your personal life and maintaining a solid professional life at work, it can seem a bit overwhelming. And we know that “a bit overwhelming” might sound like the understatement of the year to you.
So when we think about finding a divorce attorney, we have to do it in a way that actually results in a relatively smooth process that lands you in the offices of someone you trust this aspect of your life with.
Having someone you can trust not only gives you an opportunity to outsource a lot of your worry, but simply gives you a stability that you probably need right now.
MY PRACTICE AREAS
What makes me qualified?Emily graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and is a certified mediator. Prior to that, Emily attended UC Santa Barbara where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication.
– How Initial Divorce Consultation Works
The attorney is going to want to know the facts of your situation. What’s been going on in your life that’s led to the divorce. What kind of property do you have? What your finances are like? And what kind of custody of schedules you like to see for the children. And to just kind of feel out how you have been planning. What you’ve been thinking in terms of the divorce.
Now if you have no plan and you haven’t been thinking of anything yet and you’re just sort of in a daze trying to figure out what to do which is the case for a lot of people. That’s absolutely fine. Just let the attorney know that and they can ask you the right questions to elicit the necessary information.
– An Overview of the Divorce Process
The basic process is one party will file for divorce. They will get a case number and get the documents back from the court. And, they will have those documents served to the other party. The other party has 30 days to respond to the divorce documents. Once that party responded, then the parties will exchange financial, income, and asset information and try work out a settlement. If you were unable to decide a settlement then we will set a trial date. The court will decide how to divide your property, your custody issues, and your support issues.