San Jose Family Mediator
Empowering People Through Mediation
Divorce and all of its related issues can put a great deal of stress on a couple, their children and even their extended family. In some instances, the divorce is contentious and the parties need the court system to intervene. But in many cases, a more cooperative, negotiation-style approach is beneficial. For these couples, mediation can be a useful alternative to costly, stressful litigation.
My name is Marilla J. Ronald, and I am an experienced San Jose family mediator and divorce attorney. As a family law specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, I have found that many, if not most, families can benefit from the mediation process and reach agreements by which both spouses are likely to abide. I can help facilitate a resolution to all the issues surrounding your divorce by acting as a mediator in your case.
The Advantages of Mediation
Mediation is a less costly and less stressful way of resolving all of the issues in a divorce case. The process is confidential, informal and completely voluntary. Most of all, the parties are given control of the process and the outcome, as opposed to litigation, where a judge decides each issue. Through negotiation, the parties can resolve all divorce-related issues, including:
My Role in the Process
I am qualified to act as a mediator in California divorce cases. When mediating a case, I try to facilitate open communication between the spouses and encourage them to come to an agreement that is acceptable to them. If an agreement is reached, I will prepare all the documents necessary to finalize the agreement and take it to the family court for approval.
When acting as a mediator, I do not act as a lawyer for either party. Rather, I am there to facilitate the process and help the spouses reach fair compromises. My 20-plus years of family law experience allow me to help the parties think about issues they may otherwise overlook, leading to results that are comprehensive, satisfying and long-lasting.
Contact an Experienced Sunnyvale Divorce Mediator
If you have questions about the mediation process and whether it is right for you, please don’t hesitate to call. I am ready to answer any questions you have. To schedule a confidential consultation, call 408-243-4100 or contact me online. I mediate family law issues in San Jose and Sunnyvale and throughout Silicon Valley.
Marilla J. Ronald is certified as a family law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.