Mediation Lawyers Serving Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
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 or other family law issues. The mediation lawyers at DiPietro Family Law Group can help you reach an amicable settlement to your dispute.
Mediation For Divorce
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 in typically take less time and have a higher rate of long-range parental cooperation and fewer costly returns to court. The mediator remains neutral between the husband and the wife. Importantly, the mediator can not give advice to either party, and also can not act as a lawyer for either party. The mediator can point out in open session to both spouses things that they both 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
If you are considering mediation as a means to resolving your dispute, contact DiPietro Family Law Group today for a consultation.