Divorce & Family Law Mediation Attorneys – Birmingham, AL
Mediation is a technique used to resolve differences by obtaining agreements with the aid of a neutral third party, a mediator. The mediator’s goal is to help parties reach an agreement on one or all of the outstanding issues brought before them.
The benefit to mediation is that is that you and the other party can create a solution that works best for you and your family rather than having the Judge make the decision for you.
NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY
Mediation is a technique used to resolve differences by agreement with the aid of a neutral third party ( a mediator). The mediator’s goal is to help both parties reach agreement on one or all of the outstanding issues brought before them. An attorney-mediator has training in both the legal practicalities as well as problem solving skills.
COST & TIME SAVINGS
A divorce or post-decree case can be the most expensive argument you have ever had. The monetary loss can include two sets of legal fees, and lost income due to court appearances, etc.
Mediation can save substantial time and money. In some cases – three hours of mediation can save tens of thousands of dollars. Even when only a partial agreement is reached in mediation, the savings can be substantial.
Your attorney-mediator is obligated to report certain information to appropriate agencies in the case of suspected abuse, neglect or other imminent harm. Otherwise, your attorney-mediator is not allowed to communicate to the representing attorneys or the judge as to any matters discussed in the mediation process.
GOOD FAITH ATTEMPT TO REACH AGREEMENT
It is important that you approach the mediation process with an open mind. The more you have decided there is only one “right” solution, the less likely you will recognize a different and better solution. To obtain the best benefit from the informal, confidential and neutral mediation sessions, each party must be prepared to meet in good faith with the intention to settle your differences and come to an agreement.
Contact A Divorce & Family Law Mediation Lawyer
Call our office or email us using the online contact form to talk to a divorce and family law mediation attorney. We represent clients throughout Central Alabama, including Homewood and Vestavia Hills.
Gregory Fann Turner
201 Office Park Drive, Suite 320, Birmingham, AL 35223