Divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to stay in charge of the outcome of the case by negotiating the terms of your divorce with the guidance of a trained mediator.
As Mediator, Laura Alpert does not replace a lawyer, but assists you in resolving your case by working with you to develop options for settling your divorce without a trial. Trials are often expensive, time-consuming, and riddled with uncertainty. At the end of the trial a judge must determine your fate from whatever limited evidence has been presented. Mediation keeps you in control of the timing and the outcome.
Even cases that are headed for trial are usually settled. By using mediation, you eliminate the financial and emotional costs of trial preparation, and are instead able focus your resources on determining the outcome that is in the best interest of your family.
Mediation allows you and your spouse to meet with an experienced professional who has thorough knowledge of the issues you are facing, and who can guide the two of you through the divorce process using a problem solving approach rather than pitting you against each other.
While mediation does not eliminate the need for lawyers, it limits the amount of time that they need to spend on your case. This means that mediation is almost always considerably less expensive than the traditional approach to divorce.
Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to problem solving.
Mediation can offer a solution more quickly than a trial. Mediation can be conducted in a week or two, whereas the entire trial process could take months or years.
Mediation can set the tone for your relationships going forward. Parties will still need to be able to communicate in some fashion, especially if there are children involved.
Mediation can be significantly less expensive than working through the courts.
Contact Laura Alpert today to discuss if Mediation is right for you.