When it comes to divorce, a trial is not always necessary. Even if you and your spouse disagree on issues like property division, child custody, and support, you are not required to go in front of a judge to resolve them. In fact, you can save a lot of time and money by settling out of court divorce in Fresno. Not only that, you and your spouse, rather than a judge, get to determine the terms of agreement on every issue.

Consult with an experienced divorce attorney to determine whether you can begin resolving out of court divorce in Fresno.


In mediation, an impartial party (the mediator) helps contending spouses talk through their issues and come to an agreement they can both accept. Mediators do not force or influence decisions. They are more like counselors than judges.

Mediators can be found in the local telephone directory or on the internet. You may also contact an appropriate community organization, the local bar association, or the local court to find a qualified mediator.

Collaborative Divorce

In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse each work with specially trained lawyers who assist and advise you in negotiating a settlement agreement. Relevant experts can also be brought in to support your case. The goal is to approach an agreement, making a trial divorce unnecessary.

If you decide to go with this process, it is absolutely essential that you hire a reliable attorney who has plenty of experience facilitating collaborative divorces.

Let Us Help You Get through Your Divorce

At the Law Office of Rick D. Banks, our compassionate Fresno divorce lawyers are both skilled negotiators and aggressive trial attorneys who are willing to help you resolve your divorce in whichever way is necessary. For a free, comprehensive consultation, call (559)222-4891.
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