Though court is always an option, most family law matters can be resolved in mediation. With the help of a lawyer protecting you and your family’s best interests, mediation can be an effective tool in ensuring the best outcome without involving a drawn-out and expensive court process.

In most family cases, there is a degree of familiarity among the parties involved. Often, what is required to resolve the dispute is a medium where negotiation can take place in a calm and reasoned manner. In any family case, mediation should be the first step.

Mediation is a process where the parties attend a meeting with a mediator. The mediator is a neutral third party who guides the parties to come to a consensus on various family law issues. This takes frank and honest discussions to come to a fair resolution to issues concerning children, spousal support and even property division. Parties should seek legal advice throughout the mediation process.

Mediation is way to avoid the financial and emotional expense of divorce litigation. If mediation is something you would like to try to resolve your matter, the family law lawyers at Acumen Law can help.

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