Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates

Mediation is often as effective as a trial

At the Law Office of Steven W. Penn & Associates, we recognize that many of our clients would prefer to keep their divorces out of the public eye. We often recommend to avoid a formal hearing in the California court system, in these cases.

Even if you were leaning toward seeking the formality and finality of a judge's decision, you may be able to achieve the same results were you to choose to resolve your divorce through alternate means. Any divorce agreement you might come to through a mediated process would likely be just as official and final as one you would form as the result of a trial.

Our first priority is to reach favorable agreements that benefit our clients and their families. Often, we are able to accomplish this through focusing on practical concerns. This results-based approach helps diffuse tough situations, avoid unnecessary conflict and make the entire process more efficient.

We find that when both parties to the divorce understand the power of the law and the consequences of their agreements, they can work together towards a better future for everyone involved. We also make sure we investigate each case fully. We work to understand any financial and legal details that could determine child custody agreements, spousal support and property division.

We understand that emotions tend to run high during divorces. Even though our main duty is to represent our clients and further their interests, we also take pride in the fact that we are sometimes able to avoid major conflict through our legal advice and mediation. Please read more on our family law website.

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