An Attorney Represents Clients' Interests in Mediation
An experienced family lawyer is an asset to divorcing spouses in the area in this alternative method of resolution
Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a stressful process. When couples litigate issues before a judge, the emotional toll and the expense increase exponentially. Fortunately, there are ways to simplify divorce and reduce costs, while still achieving desired goals for the future. For many couples, mediation is a useful tool for removing impediments to a settlement on important issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of marital property. At JACKSON LAW FIRM, PLLC, we have the knowledge and skill to represent clients in divorce mediation. We provide advice to clients involved in the mediation process so they can achieve a mutually acceptable, cost-effective resolution of their divorce issues.
For assistance in the divorce mediation process
Courts may require divorcing couples to engage in mediation. Whether it's required or voluntary, however, mediation involves an impartial third party, the mediator, who meets with the spouses to work out a voluntary agreement but does not represent either party or advocate for their concerns. Over the course of several sessions, the mediator listens to the spouses, assesses the issues before them, and tries to guide them toward a mutually acceptable resolution but cannot impose an agreement on the couple; the couple needs to reach a consensus.
We represent clients in mediation by gathering and producing information to be used, advocating for them during the process, and preparing and reviewing the settlement agreement that emerges. If mediation fails, we will represent our client in litigation of any unresolved issues.
Benefits of mediation
Your attorney and the Mediator's goal is to guide parties toward consensus on issues such as child custody and support, spousal support, and property division, among others. There are many benefits to mediation:
- Reduced costs
- Flexible scheduling
- Less time-consuming process than trial
- No Judge will make important decisions about your life
- Privacy and no witnesses required
Perhaps foremost, mediation allows you to control how your divorce proceeds rather than leaving decisions up to a judge. As a firm with extensive experience with divorce, we can offer the advice and counsel clients deserve when they choose this alternative method of resolution.
Skilled representation protects your interests
Before considering mediation, speak to Janice Jackson, with Jackson Law Firm, PLLC who has represented many clients in this process. Mediators are not charged with dispensing legal advice to either side since the Mediator may not fully understand the legal ramifications in each unique situation. We help to ensure that clients are fully prepared for mediation sessions by understanding the specific circumstances of each situation. We review the progress, carefully scrutinize all proposed agreements and make counter proposals to protect client rights.
Mediation can speed up the divorce process, reduce stress and control costs. Give us a call if you want to know more about the benefits of mediation. In some cases, mediation is not possible particularly when the fact of the case are disputed. Each party will need to be prepared for some level of compromise for mediation is be considered.