Why Mediation?

Many find Mediation to be less adversarial and less damaging – both emotionally and financially – so you move forward faster than through litigation.

Mediation allows you to avoid spending thousands of dollars engaged in a long hurtful legal battle with your partner or spouse.

There are no winners in a long drawn out litigated divorce, except the lawyers.

Mediation teaches couples to communicate more effectively – key to parenting children together, post-divorce. You can maintain control over all aspects of the divorce process. You will reach agreement on all legal, financial and emotional issues.

Susan is always mindful of the welfare of your children. She will work closely with you to help you find workable solutions for your family.

Mediated agreements are generally followed by both parties since they worked together to develop their own solutions.

Many believe Mediation is the most effective way to resolve conflict and disputes. Mediation is non-confrontational and positive. You will find it “user-friendly” as compared to litigating the matters through attorneys, judges, and the courts. Litigation is often surrounded by a more hostile environment. Mediation is a voluntary process; either party may choose to end the mediation at any time.

Mediation saves money

Mediation is an affordable option to litigation. You aren’t running up billable hours as papers pass from one attorney to another. Parties share the cost of Mediation; meeting together, saving the cost of separate meetings with lawyers.

Mediation saves time

Mediation is scheduled on YOUR time

Parties gather for joint meetings at convenient times of their choosing. You are not waiting for openings on a Court Docket or separately with your lawyers.
You meet face-to-face; working out your issues. You create win-win decisions within your own timeframe to resolve your differences. Solutions take less time when you meet directly to resolve disputes. You can change your experience from an often painful process – to a positive resolution of your problems.

Mediation follows no formal rules

Parties have unique situations. Mediation allows parties to find the BEST creative solutions that work best for YOU. The primary goal of Mediation is to bring about a win-win resolution. Parties themselves determine what is “fair”.

Mediation is a confidential

All parties sign confidentiality agreements. All communications during mediation are confidential.

Mediation is a voluntary process

More and more Judges and Lawyers refer parties to Mediation to resolve conflict. Parties have to agree to mediate. Because it is a voluntary process; either party may choose to end the mediation at any time. You will find it “user-friendly” as compared to litigating the matters through attorneys, judges, and the courts. Litigation is often surrounded by a more hostile environment.
Mediation promotes emotional well-being.

We’ve all heard about long, drawn-out court cases. Mediation works to reduce the time and pain involved in finding agreement.

Mediation enables you to put the challenges that brought you to this point behind you