Mediation is an effective tool for resolving conflicts—including divorce—outside of the standard litigation system. This approach can offer positive, cost-effective alternatives to dispute resolution in a number of areas, such as divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law issues.
The Fairfax mediation lawyers at DiPietro Law Group, PLLC can help you reach an amicable settlement to your dispute. With more than 42 years of combined experience, we are adept at helping our clients reach agreeable resolutions to all types of family law conflicts.
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Divorce Mediation: Why Choose Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Divorce mediation allows both parties to identify, negotiate, and resolve the issues raised by the decision to divorce. The mediator establishes firm ground rules and a comfortable environment so that emotionally charged issues can be discussed. The mediator helps both spouses gather necessary information and review it systematically. A mediator often helps formulate a more creative solution than the court could offer. When parenting agreements and financial distribution plans are made by the spouses themselves, there is a better chance of meeting the needs of the entire family.
Mediated divorces typically take less time, have a higher rate of long-range parental cooperation, and usually have fewer costly returns to court. The mediator remains neutral between the two spouses. Importantly, the mediator cannot give advice to either party and also cannot act as a lawyer for either party. During open sessions, the mediator can point out things that both spouses need to consider in the decision-making process. That exchange of information frees up both spouses to negotiate with each other in confidence.
Find Out if Mediation Is Right for You
Mediation is a good option for spouses that feel they will be able to come to a number of agreements on the various terms of the divorce. Remember, in order for mediation to be successful, you and your spouse must be able to compromise. If a disagreement between the two of you cannot be overcome, mediation will not be successful.
If you are considering mediation as a means to resolving your dispute, contact DiPietro Law Group, PLLC today to find out how our Fairfax mediation attorneys can help. We are happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
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