Warren Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process in which disputing parties meet with a neutral third party, a mediator. At the mediation, the parties sit down with the mediator in private and explain their problems and how they think the matters can be resolved. Divorce mediation is an alternative to adversarial proceedings using litigation or traditional negotiations and is a voluntary process that parties choose to enter into.
At Charles A. Ziegler, Attorney at Law, with locations in Warren and Newton Falls, Ohio, we can represent you in divorce mediation to help you find acceptable solutions for all types of issues, including, child and spousal support, parenting arrangements and the dividing of marital assets. To learn more about mediation and our experience helping people with divorce and dissolutions of marriage, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation today.
The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
Using divorce mediation, Warren divorce mediation attorney Charles A. Ziegler can help you and your spouse create an agreement that meets your needs in a more private, personalized environment. Generally, divorce mediation offers several distinct advantages from traditional negotiation or litigation, such as:
- This process facilitates open communication.
- It promotes cooperation amongst all parties involved.
- The traditional rules of evidence do not apply, so additional information can be introduced.
- It is confidential and not binding.
- It allows for more creative ideas to be presented and accepted.
- It often reduces tension and makes the inevitable separation easier.
- It is also a cost-effective alternative.
The Role Of The Mediator
Throughout the mediation process, the mediator remains a neutral party. This means that the mediator is not acting as an advocate, judge, or jury. Rather, the mediator’s purpose is to assist the parties in identifying and clarifying the issues that must be resolved. The family law mediator will help to develop a constructive dialogue that examines each issue with a focus on the parties’ needs, interests, and priorities and does not provide legal advice or force either party to accept any specific terms.
When Is Mediation Appropriate?
At the end of the mediation, if the parties have settled on the terms for a separation agreement, the mediator drafts the agreement. We will then review the agreement and, if parties are in agreement, present it to the court for approval.
Unfortunately, divorce mediation is not ideal for everyone. Some situations, like those involving domestic violence, hostile spouses and deceit, can preclude an open, honest and fair mediation process. In these cases, you may need to pursue litigation.
More Than 30 Years’ Experience Working With Newton Springs Family Law Mediators
If you feel mediation might be the right fit for your situation, contact our experienced family law attorney today to schedule a free consultation by calling toll-free 888-854-0924, 330-984-0609 or send us an email.