What Is Mediation And How Does It Help?

During mediation, also known as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a third-party individual — often referred to as the "neutral" — assists two or more parties resolve an issue between them.

Mediation is considered to be a less adversarial, less stressful and less expensive way to resolve conflicts that might otherwise require litigation. A mediator facilitates talks between parties by helping each side focus on the issues at the core of the dispute. As a result, parties are more likely to generate a resolution they both agree to.

What Issues Are Resolved In Mediation?

Mediation can be particularly effective in divorce cases because it allows couples to address major issues in a less combative environment:

If you prefer a candid, cooperative way to resolve conflicts pertaining to your contested or uncontested divorce in Virginia, you should know that our experienced Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White family law attorneys are mediators too — and dedicated to your success.

How Family Mediation Can Help You

There are many benefits to mediating family law matters, including:

  • Customized agreements that address the unique circumstances of your family
  • Faster resolution than litigation
  • Less expensive than traditional divorce litigation
  • Voluntary process that is considered less intimidating than court proceedings
  • Confidential discussions unlike the public spectacle that is the courtroom
  • Improves relations between parties for future dealings
  • Minimize negative impact on children during the divorce

Offering Quality Mediation And Dispute Resolution

Mediation proceedings conducted at Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White are facilitated by attorney Craig White who has been a certified family law mediator since 2005. He is recognized by the Virginia Business magazine as a "Legal Elite" in the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

We invite you to discuss your situation with our experienced lawyers at a one-on-one consultation where we can explain the mediation process and how it will benefit you and your family.

To schedule a consultation at our Leesburg office, call 703-468-0432 (toll free 800-239-4122) or send us an email. We're here to answer your questions and address your concerns.