What is Mediation?
In mediation, parties work with a neutral mediator to try to resolve their disputes without court hearings or trial. The goal is to reach voluntary agreements which promote the interests of both parties, and the interests of the parties children if applicable. Mediation can assist parties in reaching a comprehensive agreement resolving all issues between them, or partial agreements therein narrowing issues for trial. Family Law mediation can help resolve disputes including but not limited to: Divorce, Legal Separation, Domestic Partnership Dissolutions, Spousal Support, Partner Support, Custody, Visitation, and Co-Parenting Plans, Paternity, Child Support, Business, Debt & Property Division, Pensions, and Military Rights.
Mediation can provide parties with an informal environment to discuss their issues and concerns, and allows parties to explore key non-legal issues which may be at the heart of a dispute. Mediation can also expedite the resolution of an entire case, therein saving each party time and money related to court costs and attorney fees. Mediation allows parties to create a settlement agreement that fits their particular situation and the freedom to choose to decide when and how to settle all, part or none of their case.
When is Mediation Right for You?
If you and your spouse, partner or co-parent want to avoid adversarial hearings and trial, but have communication barriers or strong emotions interfering with resolution of your dispute, then mediation may be right for you.
Here at Lizarraga Law, APC we have the expertise to assist you in resolving some or all of your disagreements in a neutral and supportive atmosphere. Contact us for a mediation appointment today.