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Ready to Resolve Divorce-Related Disputes Through Mediation
While many divorces are hotly contested and end up in court litigation, many other couples try to resolve their issues in a cooperative and peaceful manner. Mediation is a popular and effective dispute resolution choice where a neutral professional will facilitate conversation and agreements between the parties and help explore solutions.
If you and your spouse are interested in resolving your differences through divorce mediation, look to Nader and Woodcock to provide compassionate and personalized legal services. With over 25 years of experience as a family law attorney, mediator, private judge, and Parenting Coordinator, Hamid Naraghi carefully explains your options, and encourages a peaceful, practical solution. Hamid excels at providing a comfortable environment where both parties can express their concerns as well as communicate their needs in order to reach a “fair” settlement.
Call (800) 689-0774 to schedule an initial consultation.
What is Divorce Mediation?
In mediation, both spouses meet with a neutral and trained third party (i.e., the mediator) to discuss and resolve divorce-related matters, from child custody and child support to alimony and property division. During the mediation sessions, the mediator will help the couple reach an agreement on the issues both parties need to resolve in order to finalize the divorce. Rather than making decisions on behalf of the couple of providing legal advice, the mediator facilitates the discussions and helps couples determine the best possible solutions for their situation.
Mediation has many advantages over an adversarial process including:
- Less expensive
- Faster process
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Customized solutions
- Less stressful
- No court appearances
Mediation is extremely effective if you and your spouse can negotiate in good faith, AND:
- The mediator has the appropriate education, experience, ability, and temperament to oversee your negotiations. Not all mediators are created equal, and the more issues are involved, the more important the mediator’s qualifications and ability become.
- The mediator remains neutral and impartial. Too many mediators either misunderstand this necessary component or drift out of this responsibility as the mediation progresses, and they begin to express their opinions, take sides, or attempt to predict the outcome “if the case were to ever be presented to a judge.”
- Each spouse can stand up and speak for themselves. Mediation is sometimes used by a spouse to keep a case out of the hands of a lawyer and out of the courts so that their position will be unchallenged. Know your spouse and yourself well. If you have doubts, then you may want to use a lawyer who can advocate on your behalf.
Contact us today at (800) 689-0774 to speak with our experienced divorce mediator!