Not every divorce or family law issue requires a battle in the courtroom. Many issues can be better resolved through mediation.
In mediation, the parties work toward resolving their disputes without the battle in the courtroom. Instead of a judge, a neutral mediator guides the parties toward a mutually agreeable resolution on the issues of their divorce or other family law matter. The parties can address issues such as:
- Property division
- Spousal support
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Debt division
- Modification of support
Is Mediation for You?
In order for a successful mediation process, both parties must be willing to compromise. During mediation the parties work together along with the legal advice of their Counsel and the mediator to find a prompt resolution on the issues at dispute. It is an excellent opportunity for both of the parties to come to the table and be afforded the opportunity to present the issues at dispute in a nonadversarial setting. Once the parties and their Counsel have identified the issues along with a prioritization of their needs and desires they can work together with the mediator towards a prompt resolution.
Mediation has many advantages. You can save on valuable resources such as time and money spent fighting over details in court. It can also be a more rewarding experience in terms of the emotional component. By working together to decide issues, parties can achieve a sense of collaboration and amicability with the other person. When children are involved, there is no substitute for the benefit of resolving matters peacefully.
The greatest benefit however, is the parties ability to retain control over the final outcome of their case that will ultimately affect the lives and children of everyone involved versus having the Court decide the final outcome of the matter in dispute. Creative problem-solving is encouraged and will ideally lead to outcomes that best serve you and your family. If you are looking for a family lawyer to zealously represent you in mediation contact our firm for more information.