Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Mediation And Divorce
Mediation is about making the difficult decisions, between you and your soon-to-be former spouse, about your divorce, deciding for yourselves what is best for you and your children. In mediation, you meet with an unbiased third party, the mediator, and work through the issues you need to resolve. This allows you to end your marriage as amicably and cost effectively as possible.
The issues covered include (but are not limited to):
- Assets and Liabilities
- Child Support
- Government Taxes
- Parental Responsibilities
- Spousal Support
Regarding this type of law, litigation cannot only be expensive, but often detrimental to eventual relationships.
Mediation is Different than Collaborative Law
Collaborative law is a newer method of alternative dispute. With this process, each party retains their own legal counsel. The participants, along with their attorneys, sign an agreement of their intent to not litigate. All negotiations are conducted with both parties present. This allows all parties to work toward a mutual agreement, reducing animosity and legal fees, without the threat of a court battle.
Is Mediation for You?
In mediation, the law firm of Jean W. Wise, Attorney at Law will act as a neutral third party to help dissolving couples develop solutions both parties can live with. With a mediator, you can navigate through the imminent disagreements to create a settlement regarding marital assets, child custody, parenting time and other issues.
Mediation Allows for:
- Flexibility with No Court Dates
- Lower Legal Fees, Due to One Lawyer’s Time
- An amicable Resolution Process
- Participants’ Control of the Process, as Opposed to a Judge’s
Mediation is not for everyone. It does not work well if one person monopolizes the relationship and is unwilling to compromise.
The law firm of Jean W. Wise, Attorney at Law offers both mediation services and collaborative law representation as alternatives to costly and bitter litigation. If you think mediation or collaborative law could work for you, e-mail attorney Jean Wise or call (913) 345-9473 to discuss your situation. We can arrange evening and weekend appointments, and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.