Mediation as a conflict resolution option is becoming increasingly more popular. This form of conflict resolution is used to resolve various types of disputes, specifically divorce issues. Mediation sessions are useful to avoid the high priced cost of attorney. Furthermore, if you think the opposing party would be willing to attempt to reach an amicable agreement it is definitely worth a try.
To participate in a mediation session both parties need to decide to mediate on their own. This meaning that the parties need to voluntarily attend the mediation session. You must also use a mediator that will be neutral with both parties throughout the process. The neutrality of the mediator is crucial to the process and may alter the outcome otherwise. The mediator will be facilitating dialogue as well as ensuring that both parties have a voice. Furthermore, the mediators role is to ensure that both parties work toward reaching a fair and appropriate agreement.
The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates may be an option for you if you are in the Orange County area. Please contact the law firm to inquire regarding a free consultation for family law and mediation.