Reasons Why You Should Mediate Family Law Disputes
Mediation is a conversation between two or more people that disagree, led by a trained, neutral mediator who is committed to helping you resolve your family disputes peacefully and privately.
- Mediation is cost effective. Divorcing families have enough financial strain. Lengthy divorce battles often result in financial ruin for many families. Mediation allows you and your spouse to eliminate the costly back and forth of drafting motion papers and accompanying court appearances. Instead of paying two lawyers to litigate the divorce only pay one professional who is dedicated to helping you find a resolution.
- Mediation empowers you. The mediation process empowers families to collectively make decisions that serve the best interest of both parties. You and your spouse will work with your mediator to choose the issues you want to discuss and settle. Empower yourself, not the courts to have the final say.
- Mediation is a time-saving alternative to court. Don’t wait for months for the next court day. Mediation allows you to set your own timeline for resolving issues. Instead of waiting for two attorneys and a judge to coordinate their schedule work with your mediator to settle your disputes on your own time.
- Get what you need. Mediation helps disputing parties to be heard and get what you need. Your mediator will explore your options, negotiate and help refine the decision making process to help you and your spouse reach a final agreement.
- Settle your differences in a safe, confidential and efficient manner. Arguing your children and family issues in a public setting among judges,court employees, other litigants and attorneys is traumatic for families. Mediation allows this process to occur in private and away from the court room and people in your community.
- Mediators are flexible. Work with your mediator to schedule appointments that work for your lifestyle. Court schedules are often rigid and packed and require both parties to be physically present. Get creative with your mediator and have a conference call or Skype if you are unavailable to meet in person.
- Protects your children. Custody trials require your children be examined by experts and potentially appear in court. Eliminate conflict for your child and mediate your family disputes.