Using A Nonconfrontational Approach To Resolve Family Law Matters
When you are dissolving your marriage or making changes to existing family law orders, you may not need to rely on a judge to handle your divorce proceedings. You may benefit from mediating rather than litigation.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which uses an out-of-court approach to privately address family law concerns. At Lowenstein Brown, APLC, our lawyers are qualified to assist with the mediation process, serving as mediators or advisers to individuals engaged in this process. We will use our expansive skill set to help you make sound decisions regarding custody, support, property division and other issues.
When spouses are unable to find common ground on family legal disputes, they may turn to a neutral party, the mediator, for support during negotiations and exchanging information. Our attorneys provide constructive, compassionate counsel that encourages spouses to identify acceptable solutions for family law problems. We have helped countless families throughout San Diego County move beyond their divorce and into the next stage of life.
The Benefits Of Mediation
Many families choose mediation over a traditional form of dispute resolution for these reasons:
- Mediation sessions are private; whereas, court proceedings are public affairs.
- Mediation sessions allow parties to retain control over the decision-making process. In court, the judge has the power to determine child support terms and other important matters.
- The compliance rate for agreements secured through mediation is often higher than compliance with court-ordered agreements. As a result, parties may not need to spend time and money to file enforcement petitions for custody or support violations.
- Mediation sessions are more economical and efficient than litigation sessions. Couples participate in mediation based on their schedules rather than the court’s schedule.
All family law matters can be upsetting even without court involvement. Mediation allows you to take a hands-on, private approach, lessening the emotional impact this process has on you and your loved ones.
Considering This Form Of ADR? Contact Us Today For More Information.
When you share your story with us, we will give you an honest assessment of your options. If you decide to pursue mediation, litigation or collaboration, we are ready and qualified to help.
Please email or call our firm at 619-369-3572 to schedule your appointment today.