Alternative dispute resolution is a popular alternative to prolonged litigation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows opposing parties to work with a neutral mediator to reach amicable resolutions to complex legal issues such as:
- Child support
- College planning
- Division of assets
- Contempt resolution
The goal of mediation is to provide parties with a less formal, non-adversarial environment in which both parties can work with an impartial mediator to construct an agreement that embodies joint decisions as opposed to decisions made for them by a Judge.
This environment is especially beneficial to children of participants; allowing parents the opportunity to sit down and create a custody agreement with the children’s best interests in mind rather than engage in a lengthy and emotional custody battle. Mediation allows couples to control the outcome of their case, reaching a resolution in a non-judgmental environment.
Mediators do not provide legal advice or represent either or both parties in court. Participants are encouraged to hire counsel to review any written agreements or answer any legal questions.