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Mediation Lawyer in Escondido

Alternative Dispute Resolution in San Diego County

While many people associate family law issues—particularly divorce—with long, drawn-out courtroom battles (and, this is certainly the case in some situations), not every case needs to be decided in family court. In fact, alternative dispute resolution can be a highly effective and far less stressful method of reaching mutually beneficial resolutions.

If you and your spouse are able to agree on every aspect of your divorce, from child custody to spousal support, divorce mediation may be an ideal solution. Our Escondido mediation lawyer can help you understand your options and help you navigate the mediation process.

To learn more, please contact Heidi D. Collier, APLC online or call (760) 993-3770. When you work with us, you work directly with Attorney Heidi Collier every step of the way.

The Benefits of Family Law Mediation

As previously stated, mediation offers an ideal alternative to family court proceedings—if the involved parties can successfully reach agreements on every aspect of their situation. Mediation will likely require some compromise from both sides but, when it is successful, it can provide nearly immeasurable benefits for both parties.

Some of the benefits of mediation include:

  • You and the other person are able to reach decisions based on what you both think is best for your family, not what an impartial judge decides
  • Mediation can allow you to create personalized child custody arrangements and child support agreements (with limitations) based on your unique situation
  • Unlike family court proceedings, the process of mediation is confidential; everything discussed during mediation will be kept private
  • It can make the family law process faster, allowing you and the other party to reach a resolution in less time than if you were to go to court
  • Because it is often faster, mediation can ultimately save you money—not to mention the stress and time involved in a courtroom battle
  • Mediation allows you and the other involved party to decide, together, what the future of your relationship and your family will look like

In most cases, you will work with your lawyer, as well as a trained mediator and possible third parties, during the mediation process. Your attorney will communicate your wishes and needs to the opposing side, all while working to protect your best interests.

Is Your Divorce Uncontested?

If you believe that you and your spouse will be able to reach an uncontested divorce agreement, we encourage you to look into mediation. Remember, this is a completely voluntary process. If at any point you wish to stop mediation or if you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on some aspect of your divorce, you may withdraw from mediation. At that point, your case will proceed to family court.

Heidi D. Collier, APLC can assist you throughout the entire process. We offer compassionate counsel and personalized legal services that take into account your unique situation. Ms. Collier has been serving clients throughout San Diego County for more than 24 years; she is prepared to put her experience, resources, and skill on your side.

Contact us at (760) 993-3770 to get started with an initial consultation. We have helped countless clients in Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Peñasquitos, Poway, La Jolla, and beyond.

Meet Our Attorney

FirstHand Experience to Help Navigate Your Case
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    Heidi D. Collier
    Attorney Collier is a San Diego native. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego in 1993 and earned her law degree from the University of San Diego in 1996. For over 24 years, Ms. Collier has dedicated her legal practice to the field of family law. She is committed to quality customer service and meeting her clients’ needs. She always adheres to the highest degree of integrity in representing her clients. Ms. Collier has been awarded an attorney rating ...
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What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • Responsive

    We understand how emotionally painful this process can be, which is why we have a 24 hour answering service available to our clients.

  • Prepared

    Our approach is different in that we focus on ensuring that our clients are fully prepared and leave our office with all of their questions answered.

  • Individualized

    Every case is different; we dedicate the time to tailor and personalize your case specifically to your goals.

  • Experience

    Our Attorney has nearly three decades of experience working towards your family's goals.

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