Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process through which parties work with a neutral third party, known as the mediator. The mediator’s role is to guide the parties’ communications in hopes of finding an amicable resolution to the parties’ divorce or family law issue. By using the mediation process, parties can take control of resolving their issues rather than leaving the decision to a judge or magistrate.
If you are considering mediating a divorce or other family law matter, it is important to know that a mediator cannot give legal advice. Due to this, attorneys often work alongside their clients in private mediation’s. Although it is not usual for attorneys to attend court ordered mediation sessions, many parties find it helpful to retain the services of an attorney to assure they understand the law and are making informed decision. An attorney can also assist in drafting the paperwork to be submitted to the court based on any agreements reached by the parties during mediation.
Many parties also find private mediation useful in avoiding the cost and stress of litigation. Agreeing to retain the services of a private mediator before filing with the court can allow parties the opportunity to reach an amicable resolution to their divorce or other domestic relations issues. At Edward F. Whipps & Associates we are trained and experienced in not only assisting parties through the mediation process, but also in acting as mediators.
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If you need a divorce mediation lawyer, please contact Edward F. Whipps & Associates for help. You can arrange a mutually convenient time for your initial consultation by calling our office at (614) 461-6006 or filling out this online contact form.