Life seems to get more complicated every day, and those who adapt to changing conditions are those who succeed. The failure to adapt, however, can put you out of business. Take the law, for example. Even the world’s best attorney just fifty years ago would be entirely lost in a California courtroom today. The courtroom doesn’t look different, but the law – especially in the realm of family law – has changed dramatically in just half-a-century. If you are divorcing in southern California, you need an attorney who strives to stay up-to-date and current, and not only with the laws themselves, but with the ways that lawyers now assist their clients. You’ll need the advice and services of a knowledgeable and experienced Orange County divorce lawyer.

Some family law attorneys are not successfully adapting to the need to collaborate more with other professionals to help clients through the distress of a dissolution, according to new research by the British law firm Mills & Reeve. These would be the attorneys who insist on doing things the old-fashioned way and doing it themselves. It may be more of a problem in locations other than California, which is always on the legal cutting edge. Arbitration, mediated divorce, and collaborative dissolution are growing in popularity in California, and most California divorce attorneys are quick to seek help from medical, financial, and mental health experts when it’s needed.

The goal in divorce mediation is the resolution of key issues in a dissolution without the need for a trial. In mediation, both parties work through dissolution issues with a neutral mediator. Not only is mediation a cost-effective method of resolving a dissolution, but it offers the chance for a fair resolution of issues that are crucial to both spouses. If you want or need a divorce in southern California resolved quickly and reasonably, contact an experienced Orange County divorce lawyer as quickly as possible and ask about alternatives to traditional divorce.

By: Bayati Brian

Brian A. Bayati has been named three times as a top Orange County divorce attorney by OC Metro Magazine. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a judicial extern to the U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) and a public service mediator. Prior to founding Bayati Law Group, he was part of a civil litigation firm with offices across the nation. Bayati Law Group focuses exclusively on the practice of family law.