We all hate divorce, but it is a fact of life that sometimes marriages just can’t work out and they need to end for the benefit of everyone involved. The damage wrought by these separations can be mitigated by using mediation rather than attorneys, since mediators act as a neutral 3rd party rather than taking sides and benefiting from additional conflict.
For those of our readers in southern California looking for an alternative to getting lawyered up, divorce mediation services from McNamee Mediations can save you a lot of time, pain, and money. The firm, established in 2001, is one of the most highly regarded mediation practices in the industry, and they’ve been helping couples separate amicably for years.
A quick perusal through their Yelp page provides an assortment of glowing testimonials regarding their professionality, conscientiousness, and strength of character. Cindy C. has this to say in regards to the firm:
My separation was a very difficult process. I was extremely hurt and upset but agreed to do mediation as Colleen came highly recommended by a couple people. The first few sessions, we did not make it easy on Colleen, but she had a way of making us both feel at ease and listened to. I had my doubts as to whether mediation would work for us…but by the 3rd appointment I was so grateful we stuck with it.
Colleen is extremely knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable with the way everything was handled.
If we had stuck it out with our attorneys we would most likely still be arguing over silly things and spending waaaay more money. We got all of our appointments done within 3 months and now just waiting on the judge to sign off. While we all hope people don’t need to use these types of services, I cannot recommend using a mediator enough and not just any mediator…do your research and find a good one. McNamee Mediations is one of the best, if not THE best, in OC and you won’t be disappointed- Colleen is amazing!
Similarly, Lisa N. starts her review off by calling Colleen, the owner of McNamee mediations, the ‘Divorce Angel’ here:
If there is such thing as a Divorce Angel, then Colleen McNamee is it. More than an attorney with so much experience in family law, I believe Colleen’s life purpose is to mitigate as much pain as possible for the divorce couple. Having gone through a divorce, I am so thankful that we each didn’t have our own lawyer. If you have young children like I do, you must consider mediation as your first option. Colleen will address every concerns and legal ramifications and will make sure both parties feel heard and fairly treated. She gives couples a chance for a more successful co-parenting relationship. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her first before hiring an attorney.
If you’re in the Orange County area and are in need of a family law attorney or mediator to help you in your separation, give McNamee Mediations a call. You will be saving yourself and your family quite a bit of grief and cash in the long run.
4590 MacArthur Blvd Ste 500, Irvine, CA 92612