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 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.