Mediation is a common dispute resolution option; however, it is often misunderstood.

Mediation allows parties to reach a fair settlement with the help of a third, neutral party called a mediator. However, it is important to understand that Mediators cannot give either party legal advice. They are not a substitute for having your own lawyer. The mediator’s role is to help you and your spouse communicate and reach agreement. Mediators help the parties to navigate an issues checklist without legal advice. A lawyer’s role is to make sure your legal rights are protected. The Collaborative process is different than Mediation in that the parties are represented by their own attorney throughout the Collaborative process. To find out all of the requirements and steps involved with Mediation and the differences between Mediation and Collaborative call the office to schedule an appointment today.