Ethnicity and Cultural Issues in Divorce

Sacramento is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse communities to be found anywhere, with no single race or ethnicity making up a majority of our residents.

It can be quite challenging, but the best opportunity to weave together the demands of culture and custom with the requirements of California law is to use mediation to resolve conflicts.  This process allows the mediator, sometimes with the help of other professionals, a unique opportunity to educate clients about what the law might require, while working within a negotiation structure informed by each client’s unique customs and culture.  This results in negotiated agreements that would likely be beyond what any judge might order at a traditional court proceeding, but which a judge will sign and make into a binding judgment because it resulted from an agreement of the participants.

If you have questions about whether mediation is the right process for you, contact us for an appointment.