Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Mediation Lawyer


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No divorce that occurs in California is ever the same as another. In some cases, it can be a long process that is drawn out by the court systems and by disagreements between you and your spouse. At other times, the couple may agree to mediation, which will help to resolve issues and to negotiate important aspects of the divorce, including child custody, alimony and property division. If you and your spouse have decided on mediation, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. An appointment can be established to begin the process and subsequent appointments can help to iron out the details.

One of the primary reasons why people decide upon using an attorney as a mediator is because it is a cost-effective way of handling the dissolution of the marriage. When you consider the possibility of the divorce taking quite some time in the court system, it is easy to see how it can be an expensive prospect. When you and your spouse agree to mediation, all of the details can be ironed out amicably between the two of you. Although the final divorce decree is going to be granted by the court system, much of the cost of getting a divorce may be avoided through mediation.

Another issue that often causes couples to choose mediation is the time that is associated with getting a divorce. In California, there is a six-month waiting period before you are able to remarry or file your taxes as a single individual. This waiting period starts when the divorce papers are first served. Regardless of whether you use a mediator or if you file the papers with the court system, the six month waiting period is going to be in place. Although some divorces may be done with quickly, even earlier than the six months, it is still necessary to wait that time until a court will grant you your rights as a single individual.

During mediation, much of the necessary paperwork for filing a divorce can be completed. Since it is done by a third party, it is typically going to go much more quickly than if you were to do it individually. In addition, some of the more difficult parts of getting a divorce in most cases tend to go smoothly when using mediation. This is especially the case if the individuals who are getting a divorce can agree on the terms of the divorce. This would include the amount of money that is paid for alimony and child support as well as the visitation arrangements for any children that are involved.

When you need somebody to handle the mediation process, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We can help you through the process to ensure that everything is done properly and to get the paperwork done as quickly as possible. You will find that it is much less stressful when you are able to handle a divorce with the mediation process rather than going through the court system.


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Client Testimonials
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015