There is a theory that American Courts are built for the rich – that only the wealthy that can afford the most experience and high profile lawyers receive justice. There is some truth to that but Farzad Family Law’s divorce mediation process is the exception.
The American judicial system is complex and can be difficult to navigate.
Orange County courts are no exception.
While our Courts have made attempts to give more access to self represented litigants (called pro per in civil cases and pro se in criminal ones), that access still leaves much left to be desired. The problems stem from the simple fact that our laws are complicated, statutes (or codes) are written by legislatures in sometimes verbose and complex English that even lawyers have to break down to understand and our judges have far too many cases on their docket.
In divorce cases, this presents a very serious problem. How does the Family Court system help middle class income spouses who wish to obtain a divorce, those that don’t have significant assets and who don’t want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys? There is no easy answer and with the budget cut backs due to the economy, the Family Court’s ability to help self represented spouses is even more limited. Fortunately, there is an alternative for our residents – Divorce mediation. [Read more…]