When Is Family Law Mediation Necessary?

Some divorcing couples can settle disputes without a mediator, but some couples just can’t agree on things like parenting plans, division of property, and other issues related to divorce.

When is family law mediation necessary? Usually when you’ve tried and failed to resolve these issues on your own, but you’re not quite ready to take your argument before a judge. That’s when many couples will give mediation a try to see if they can work out their differences.

Examples of What Family Law Mediation Can Help With

As it pertains to family law, mediation is when spouses opt to use a mediator (essentially a neutral third party) to help them resolve disputes in a divorce or issues involving child custody. Mediators are trained to help spouses and parents resolve their issues and can be a great alternative to going to court.

Mediation can allow the two parties to work out their issues, and in this way, both parties will have a chance to be heard. Here are some examples of what a mediator can help with:

  • Custody
  • Division of marital property, assets, and debts
  • Separating anger and resentment from the issues at hand
  • Coming to an agreement faster than the court can
  • Reducing financial costs associated with going to court

A mediator is meant to be a neutral party trained to help you develop a fair resolution to the issues that arise in a divorce. As a neutral party, the mediator isn’t necessarily looking out for your best interests, which is why you may want a family lawyer with you during this process.

Legal Help During the Mediation Process

When family law mediation is necessary, you may want the services of a family lawyer. That way, you can have the legal help needed to ensure your interests are looked after during mediation.

Speak with a family lawyer at the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. We will be by your side during this difficult process and help you feel confident in your ability to reach a favorable resolution to your family dispute. Call us at 909-466-7661 to discuss your case during a free consultation, or fill out and submit the online contact form below.

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