Mediation In Family Law

Couples getting divorced are increasingly turning to mediation as an alternative to litigation in the courts. It is generally regarded by judges, lawyers and the two parties as a more efficient and less expensive alternative. Many appreciate the collaborative approach to mediation in which the two sides work together to amicably resolve sticking points and promote a positive sense of healing. This can be particularly important if children are involved.

The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C., features accomplished litigation attorneys who go to court regularly, but who are just as comfortable sitting down and working with the two parties toward a positive resolution. Mediation is particularly useful in matters of uncontested divorce. Here, the two sides come together with an impartial third-party mediator and sometimes their own individual lawyers. This nonbinding process can be used to resolve all or some of the issues in dispute, leaving the larger sticking points for a judge to determine more quickly.

The Strengths Of Mediation

Mediation offers a wide range of benefits:

  • A positive new approach: This collaborative approach can be the template for the divorced couple to resolve issues in the future.
  • Better for the children: We believe this approach lessens a divorce's negative impact on the household.
  • Control: There is no judgment. Instead, the mediator works toward agreement, which means the two parties have more control over the outcome.
  • Confidentiality: Since the matter is handled privately, the details of the arrangement are not a matter of public record.

Is This Approach Right For You?

Mediation does not work for every situation, particularly if there are domestic violence issues. However, there are many rewards for couples who go into the process and negotiate in good faith. Contact us to discuss this format by calling our office in Mesa, Arizona, at 480-582-0043, or contact us through this website using our Contact page.