An increasing number of couples today are choosing an uncontested approach to divorce. Many couples are choosing mediation to avoid the financial cost of hiring two attorneys or to avoid the costs of a protracted divorce battle.
For many couples, mediation is a better way to settle controversies outside the civil court system. Although the legal issues of divorce can be complex, I have a solid background in family law that could help spouses reach an amicable solution to such technical matters as spousal maintenance, child support, child custody, visitation, and paternity issues. Mediation is a process that allows couples to discover solutions that minimizes anger and maximizes a personalized workable solution. Rather than taking time to attend court hearings, the parties work together in a confidential setting to find solutions that meet the needs and interests of the parties and their children.
Although the parties may have adverse interests, mediation allows the couple to have difficult conversations in a safe environment. With the guidance of a qualified mediator, the parties are empowered to discuss their goals and create options for their future. From the beginning of the mediation process, everything is transparent and the mediator is prohibited from acting as an advocate or giving legal advice. Mediation offers an opportunity for parties to work together, which allows for a less timely and less expensive divorce.