You Have Options.
Mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation, which is similarly designed whether you are disputing a breach of contract, tort action, negligence claim, or determining a parenting plan, support and division of family assets. Based on the adversarial system, in litigation, two advocates represent the interests of opposing parties before a judge (or jury) who decides the result by applying law and precedent to the facts. Unsurprisingly, litigation is poorly designed for resolving family conflict.
You, your partner and your children have unique needs and may require a creative plan for moving forward from this conflict. Mediation offers an alternative to the adversarial approach. By giving you maximum control and flexibility over your dispute, in mediation you can fashion a plan for resolution that works best for you and your family. Mediation is a child-centered, party-driven, and collaborative effort to achieve a peaceful and lasting settlement.
- Self-Determination: You are in control of the result.
- Creativity: Mediation allows you to structure an agreement that addresses your unique needs and circumstances.
- Privacy: Unlike a public court process, mediation allows you to protect your family's privacy.
- Confidentiality: Mediation provides a safe space for communicating interests and proposing compromises.
- Collaboration: Mediation minimizes hostility and anxiety and encourages meaningful negotiations for mutual benefit. By improving party communications and cooperation, mediation increases your ability to resolve future conflicts.
- Efficiency: Mediation saves time and money.
- Efficacy: It works.