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Mediation Services - Family Law

Mediation services for family lawyers involve the use of a neutral third party, known as a mediator, to assist disputing parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements related to family law matters. These services are designed to facilitate communication, negotiation, and resolution between family members who are experiencing conflicts such as divorce, child custody disputes, spousal support, and division of assets.

Here's a breakdown of the key aspects of mediation services for family lawyers:

  1. Neutral Mediator:

    • The mediator is an impartial professional trained in conflict resolution and family law. They do not take sides or make decisions but instead guide the parties through the process of finding their own solutions.

  2. Voluntary Participation:

    • Participation in mediation is typically voluntary, and all parties involved must agree to engage in the process. This contrasts with court proceedings, which can be more adversarial.

  3. Confidentiality:

    • Mediation sessions are confidential, meaning that discussions that take place during mediation cannot be used in court. This confidentiality encourages open communication and helps build trust between the parties.

  4. Customized Solutions:

    • Unlike court-imposed decisions, mediation allows the parties to craft their own agreements based on their unique circumstances. This can lead to more creative and customized solutions that better meet the specific needs of the family members involved.

  5. Focus on Communication:

    • Mediation emphasizes effective communication between parties. The mediator helps facilitate conversations, ensures that each party has an opportunity to express their concerns, and helps clarify misunderstandings.

  6. Cost-Effective:

    • Mediation is often more cost-effective than traditional litigation. It typically requires fewer formal proceedings and can be completed in a shorter timeframe, resulting in lower legal fees.

  7. Reduced Emotional Stress:

    • Family law matters can be emotionally charged, and mediation aims to reduce the emotional stress associated with legal disputes. The process is generally less confrontational, allowing parties to work together in a more cooperative manner.

  8. Compliance with Legal Standards:

    • While mediation is not a legal process per se, the agreements reached through mediation are legally binding once formalized. Family lawyers may play a role in drafting and finalizing the legal documents that reflect the agreements reached during the mediation process.

  9. Post-Divorce or Separation Planning:

    • In addition to resolving immediate issues, mediation can also address future planning, helping families anticipate and plan for potential changes or challenges that may arise post-divorce or separation.


In summary, mediation services for family lawyers provide a constructive and collaborative alternative to traditional litigation, allowing families to resolve disputes in a more amicable and less adversarial manner.

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Step 1 – Conflicts Check: We ensure that we haven't represented anyone else with conflicting interests.

Step 2 – Application Review: We assess if we can assist with your specific legal needs.


Step 3 – Appointment Scheduling: If you pass the conflict check, you are provided a link to schedule your consultation with the attorney. If we determine that you are conflicted out, we will notify you in writing.

To begin, kindly click on the "Get Started" button below. We'll conduct a conflicts check within 1-2 business days of receiving your form. If a conflict arises, we'll strive to provide you with a quality referral. If not, we'll promptly provided a link to schedule your consultation with the attorney. The consultation fee is $150, payable before the appointment, unless it pertains to a probate matter or mediation services. If approved, you'll receive valuable insights and a tailored plan to address your situation.

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