Mediation

Mediation Basics

Mediation lets you resolve your divorce case without adversarial lawyers.  Some couples are able to resolve every issue in their divorce case in advance.  If that fits your situation, I offer representation for uncontested divorces.  However, just because you do not agree on every issue, does not mean that you need to litigate.  

Mediation is statutorily defined as “…[A] process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.” It is an informal and nonadversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decision making authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives. The mediator has no decision making power. Any agreement reached will be by mutual consent of the parties. A written agreement that is signed may be filed and submitted to the court with the parties consent. 

Divorce is one of the ten adverse childhood experiences listed in the “ACE Test”, a test used to predict future mental and physical illness.

– There is no need to make things worse with a  custody war

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