Category Archives: Mediation

Issues in Family Law Mediation

Attorneys represent families in a variety of cases including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation and domestic violence cases.  In most of these situations, it is in the best interests of all parties involved to pursue and participate in mediation.  In fact, most Courts require mediation prior to final hearing. Mediation provides a less expensive and less adversarial option than litigation.  When the spouses have children together or must otherwise maintain a cordial relationship, it is important that they align their interests and learn how to deal with each other in a productive manner.  It is important that the parties at the mediation negotiate in a manner that is in the best interest of the children. I require it, and... Read More

Achieving Optimum Results in Mediation

Mediation is an opportunity for two or more parties to a legal dispute to address legal issues, enhance communication and work toward a positive resolution of the dispute. To increase your chance of achieving optimum results, consider taking the following steps. Ensure Decision Makers Are at the Table Make sure that you schedule your mediation session in such a way that all of the decision makers can be present at the same time. This provides a number of benefits. For the plaintiff, this allows the actual wronged party to present his or her authentic representation of what led to the legal dispute. This can be quite therapeutic for a plaintiff who may never have the chance to directly address the... Read More