Working Together For An Agreement Everyone is Satisfied With.
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mediation can resolve the issues facing a couple going through a divorce without having to litigate. Mediation is often less expensive than traditional litigation and does not involve the use of the courts or judges except for the filing of uncontested divorce papers and the granting of a divorce judgment at the end of the mediation process.
In mediation, the two parties wish to amicably resolve all outstanding issues between them by using a mediator rather than by litigating. Litigation will often escalate the conflict between the parties. Mediation seeks to reduce the stress and anxiety that divorcing couples often experience. The mediator is a neutral third party who does not represent either spouse. The mediator's goal is to achieve an agreement that satisfies everyone. The mediator helps guide the parties through their issues and helps them to a negotiated resolution. Mediation helps parties retain control over their lives and those of their children. It helps set a positive framework to enable the parties to work together after the divorce.
Mediation sessions are normally held without attorneys present, but that does not preclude either spouse from working with a family law attorney to prepare for mediation and learn what they can expect and should be fighting for.
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