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The Deal with Mediation

Whether you’re debating the possibility of divorce or seeking a post-judgement modification, some family law issues are simply better resolved outside of the courtroom. When cases are rooted both in lingering issues and an underlying desire among the parties to arrive at a compromise without having to appear before a judge, mediation is a viable solution.

In the world of family law, mediation is all about finding ways to peacefully resolve any existing issues and disputes. From crafting custody arrangements in the absence of divorce to building parenting plans and beyond, our two qualified mediators can help you find the right path forward and launch your new life with confidence.


What is Mediation?

A problem-solving process that empowers both parties to craft their own agreement or plan together in collaboration with a neutral mediator. Fittingly, any information disclosed during mediation is private and cannot be used against either party in court if the conflict isn’t resolved during mediation.

Mediation is a great option for parties who are almost entirely in agreement about how to proceed in a family law case, apart from a few lingering questions or concerns. For example, the couple who knows precisely how to handle the division of their assets but simply cannot agree on who gets to keep the family pet could benefit from working with a mediator.

Conversely, mediation is also a viable path for those who disagree almost entirely but would prefer to avoid going to court nonetheless.


The Role of Mediators

A mediator is a trained neutral party hired to help settle any persistent problems among the involved parties, not to be confused with your own personal attorney. Unlike a lawyer focused on preserving your rights, a mediator works in service of mutual resolution versus advocating for the interests of one side specifically. While mediation is often associated exclusively with divorce, in reality, our trained mediators can navigate a variety of cases and issues such as:

  • Post-judgement modifications
  • Custody in the absence of divorce
  • Divorce

Above all, a skilled mediator is there to keep the participants focused on their goals while presenting any information that’s instrumental in reaching a resolution. Your mediator should also help introduce new solutions to old problems, arm you with basic legal facts (but not advice), and draft agreements as desired by the participants.

Even though mediation is led by a neutral party, it’s still important for both parties to seek representation by a qualified attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure the parties’ decision is made with your best interests in mind.

If you already have a mediator but need representation in mediation, we can help with that too.


Finding the Right Mediation Attorney for You

As you navigate this challenging time, a trusted legal team who can help you make rational, well-guided decisions is essential. After all, when it comes to writing your new happily ever after, the importance of finding strategic and compassionate counsel focused solely on family law cannot be understated. By combining our vast mediation experience, our tenured team can design a tailored strategy to help you take back your power and build the new beginning you deserve.

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