As a conflict resolution specialist my experience in family law mediation has given me a great deal of insight into relationships, what keeps people together and what breaks them apart. One important aspect of family law mediation is to educate the people who contact me on a daily basis on the benefits of the mediation process as an alternative dispute resolution method to litigation.
A family mediator serves the exact opposite purpose of what a traditional divorce attorney would in a divorce or custody battle situation. Although every divorce can have many different circumstances where a divorce attorney may be necessary, it is more often the case where the attorneys interfere with the process of creating a resolution that both parties can be happy with. A family mediator approaches the situation as an unbiased third-party with only this goal in mind from the onset.
When couples decided to pursue traditional courtroom litigation with attorneys present it can be a very tense and painful experience. Courtroom proceedings sometimes rage on for months and months with no end in sight. Why would anyone want to put themselves or their children through that? Family law mediation is a means for divorcing couples to control their situation and have more say in deciding their future so that they can move forward in life with an agreement that both sides can live with. Now with the innovation of online mediation neither party has to be in the same room to conduct a mediation session. I can effectively mediate both sides at the comfort of their own home while saving them both travel time and expenses.
If you or someone you know is going through a divorce or child custody battle and want to seek an alternative to the stressful traditional methods of going through a divorce then you should consider family law mediation either in person or online.