Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Sir Winston Churchill
What is mediation?
Mediation is a court-approved process in which an impartial trained person, called a mediator, encourages and facilitates the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process, with the objective of helping parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. 90% of clients who voluntarily choose mediation are able to come to an agreement.
Mediation clients self-select to succeed. Why not you?
The role of the mediator is to help clients explore options and their consequences. The mediator does not make decisions for, or impose decisions on clients.
Advantages of mediation over litigation include:
- Generally faster and less costly
- Voluntary, private and confidential
- Facilitates creative and realistic solutions
- Allows parties to control their agreements
- Eliminates a win-lose atmosphere and result
- Provides a forum for addressing future disputes
- Fosters communication and helps mend relationships
Nearly all cases (97+%) settle sooner or later without going to trial, therefore you can save yourself tens of thousands of dollars of legal costs by starting the mediation process early. Does it really make sense to invest large sums in a litigation process that will eventually lead to a similar resolution, but with a financial and emotional cost that may never be recovered?
Specific Family Mediation services offered:
• Spousal Support
• Child Custody & Support
• Parenting Time
• Parent/Teen Issues
• Post-Divorce Issues
• General Communication
Also available to assist with paperwork and explain the overall divorce process.
What doesDivorce with Dignity really mean?
Taking a spouse to divorce court often results in spiraling costs which consume large portions of the marital estate, as well as a huge emotional toll. Now couples can choose to resolve their disputes through mediation and achieve an equitable outcome that fairly allocates resources and responsibilities.
shows that, compared with adversarial
divorces, mediating couples are more
likely to be satisfied with the outcome,
likely to spend less time and money on
their divorce, and less likely to need to
return to court later. Couples who mediate
their divorce save both financial and
emotional costs of a litigated divorce.
Divorce with children - by enabling couples to maintain a working relationship, mediation helps children overcome vulnerability to emotional distress that is inherent when their parents divorce.
As a family mediator, I am familiar with
the divorce and
child support issues
that relate to
I also specialize in
providing post-divorce mediation services.
Changes in circumstances as well
as the child's age may necessitate new arrangements. I provide mediation to families, stepfamilies, domestic partners, grandparents, and extended families.
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