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:
- Making a custody and visitation agreement
- Resolving child support and spousal support issues
- Dividing marital property, debts and other complex assets
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 S|S|H|W 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 S|S|H|W 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.