Any couple contemplating separation or divorce can start the process with mediation and/or paralegal service. Most couples can divorce using mediation, even those with a high level of contention. If parents are focused on the best interests of their kids, they are more likely to become transparent, fair, and re-discover the ability to communicate, cooperate and compromise. The more contentious a couple, the more resistant to compromise and transparency they are, adding forensic accountants, lawyers, and hearings to the process which quickly becomes expensive and stressful.
The average cost of a completed divorce through Family Matters is less than $2000. With attorneys, the average cost in Orange County is easily ten times that much, per side! Add court appearances and continuances, and that figure can grow even more, not to mention the time expenditure and increased stress level. Better to save that money for your own kids’ college education.
Since 2001, Family Matters Mediation & Paralegal Services has served the employees of the Municipalities of Santa Ana & Anaheim, the Irvine Water District and Memorial Hospitals through their Employee Assistance Programs. We are referred to by Kaiser Permanente Counseling, the County of Orange, as well as individual & family therapists and child care providers throughout Orange County.
They have come to trust and rely on us because our brand is to focus on couples who have kids.