Salt Lake City Mediation Attorney
Utah Family Law Mediation
Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is often used to solve family law disputes. Because mediation can minimize additional animosity between the parties, it is especially helpful with the emotional nature of family law matters.
Stavros Law, P.C., recognizes that traditional divorce and custody litigation is not right for every family. In addition to providing traditional family law services, we also offer mediation. To learn more about how mediation may work for you, please consult one of our attorneys. Please call our Salt Lake City office at 801-428-0719 today.
Mediation is a cost-effective solution for dealing with divorce and other family law issues, including child custody, child support and spousal support. The atmosphere is far less formal and intimidating than a courtroom, so people are typically more relaxed and more willing to communicate honestly. This often helps families create unique solutions to issues such as custody. Additionally, instead of witnessing a bitter custody trial, the children can participate in mediation and see their parents finding ways to work together.
How Does Mediation Work?
In mediation, a couple or family meets with a neutral third party (mediator) to discuss everyone's goals and needs. The mediator ensures the parties have the information they need to make decisions and that the environment is fair and respectful. In addition, the mediator can help the parties find common ground and facilitate discussion.
Mediators do not have authority to make decisions; their role is to help the parties find their own agreement. Mediation is focused on solving problems, not judging anyone or determining fault. Each party has the chance to make statements and then have a joint discussion.
The parties may also have individual conversations with the mediator. Joint negotiation may then take place, and if an agreement is reached, the mediation is complete. Both parties must agree on the final decision. We can help you write a legally binding agreement, which will be signed by a judge.
Salt Lake City Mediation Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.