Advantages of Mediation
If spouses who decide to divorce feel that they can amicably communicate and compromise to make decisions, mediation may be a suitable alternative to a contested hearing. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative divorce are becoming more popular, in part because of the many benefits that can result, such as:
- Reduced legal fees
- Potentially less stressful
- Fewer modifications
- Court appearance not required until finalized
- Faster than traditional judicial method
- Children's best interests are emphasized
Who is a candidate for Mediation?
Mediation encourages spouses seeking divorce to amicably communicate with one another in order to mutually agree on the terms of important family issues, including child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support and property division. This process usually occurs near the end of the case.
During the process, a mediator acts as a neutral third party to help you resolve your legal issues. Being impartial, a mediator will not advise or advocate for either side, but instead facilitates a discussion that gets to the heart of both parties' concerns and helps them find workable solutions. The mediation process is voluntary and client driven and can produce creative, individualized solutions that can better meet the needs of the family than a court-ordered solution.
James R. LoStracco Jr. is often retained to mediate contested cases as a a trusted Nacogdoches divorce lawyer with experience in mediation.
Contact A Nacogdoches Mediation Attorney
If you are facing divorce or another family law issue, contact a Nacogdoches divorce lawyer today at 936-564-4315. We will gladly discuss any questions or concerns you may have, explain our services, and help you take steps towards resolving your case.