Mediation permits you to resolve difficult issues without going to court where a judge decides the issues in your broken relationship in a public trial.
The mediation process is designed to give you the opportunity to fully and confidentially discuss alternatives to resolve your most important life issues. With a mediator’s professional assistance, you can achieve long term outcomes which are positive rather than have a judge impose rulings on you.
Going to court can be a lose-lose situation. In a family law trial, a judge will make critical decisions for you and for your family’s future. Reaching a mutual agreement by resolving your issues through mediation is much less time consuming, traumatic and expensive.
During the mediation process, you will learn to communicate in cooperative ways after the breakdown of a relationship. When the custody of children is involved, reaching a mutual agreement for their wellbeing will reduce their stress during this challenging time in your family’s life.
Mediation is a strictly confidential process. If agreement cannot be reached, the judge in your case will not be told about offers you made or positions you took during mediation.