Family Law Mediation allows couples to take charge of their own legal outcome by resolving conflicts privately rather than incurring the expense of publicly litigating their problems in a courtroom. The mediation process allows couples to negotiate fairly to achieve mutually beneficial results for themselves and children who may be involved in the legal dispute.
Why Choose Family Law Mediation over Litigation?
When you choose to take your disagreements to court, a judge who does not know all the intricacies of the issue becomes responsible for making very important decisions that will affect you and your family.
Mediation allows both sides to come to a compromise under the guidance of a neutral mediator. Each side may opt to have their own attorney present as well. Couples and mediators may set their own schedules and are not controlled by a court docket.
Divorce is seldom a seamless process. Emotions run high, and each person wants to make sure they are not taken advantage of when it comes to issues such as alimony, division of property, division of debt and more. Mediation allows couples to part on more amicable terms by providing a process for negotiation and compromise without the accusatory and defensive interactions that can occur with public litigation.
Mediation for Parental Rights and Concerns
Everything changes when a child is involved. The process of making decisions that will affect the life of a child is very sensitive. At the end of the day, it is likely that both parents want what is best for the child or children. Mediation can help determine what that looks like without court proceedings impacting the life of the child. Some parental law issues that family law mediation can address include:
- Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
- Child Support
- Parenting Time
- Relocation of Children
- Enforcement and Modifications