Mediation is Voluntary Unless Required by the Court
Mediation is a “voluntary process” though it may be required by the Court before you can proceed to trial in a family law case. Mediation is a process where you and your spouse/former significant other sit down, usually with attorneys, in front of a neutral mediator to see if they can help you work out the issues you can’t reach agreement on.
The Mediation Process
Mediation addresses issues from custody and child support to division of assets and debts to grandparent visitation. Mediation is generally a confidential process, though the parties can choose to make all agreements reached in mediation binding and enforceable by the court. Mediation can be very effective…if you have the right attorneys and mediator involved.
Choosing a Mediator
Going to court is a very expensive and emotionally draining process for everyone involved, including the children. To ensure the best chance at a settlement in mediation, it is important that all of the professionals involved are experienced and knowledgeable about the law and the specific facts of your case.
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