There is more than one way to resolve a legal dispute. Although many people assume they must take their dispute to court for a resolution, most family-related cases are settled long before the need for trial arises. For instance, mediation offers disputing parties a more constructive and informal environment in which they may work through their differences. Instead of presenting their cases to the court and waiting for the judge to issue a decision, the parties can use mediation to collaborate on a mutually-agreeable solution with the assistance of a neutral third party (called a mediator). The dedicated and warm mediators at Allen | Fischer PLLC are here to help you work through your divorce, child custody, child support, or other family law matter, encouraging you to take an active role in shaping the outcome.
The Benefits of Using Mediation
Since mediation does not take place in a traditional courtroom setting, the process is much more flexible and convenient to schedule. Additionally, the calm environment is designed to foster productive and open communication between the parties. The goal is not to prove which party is “right;” instead, mediation aims to invite both parties to work together to resolve their differences. Should disagreements arise during these negotiations, the mediator will use strategies and techniques to help the parties work through each issue and keep the conversation moving toward a common goal. Generally, mediation tends to resolve much more quickly and costs far less than taking the matter to court, allowing you and your family to move forward and into a brighter future.
Empowering You to Take Control of the Outcome
Those who participate in mediation often report feeling satisfied with the experience, as they enjoyed actively shaping the outcome. Under the guidance of the mediator, the parties felt encouraged to work towards a common goal and appreciated feeling more in control of the process. Our caring and objective mediators understand how to help parties collaborate and work through their disagreements. We invite you to contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about whether mediation may work for your divorce, child custody, child support, or other family law issues.