Finding Common Ground Through Mediation
Utilizing the Court System to resolve family law issues through adversarial litigation is a recipe for making a difficult situation even more difficult.
At Shearer Law and Mediation, we advocate Mediation as a superior alternative to traditional litigation. Mediation enables the parties to negotiate settlement of the issues presented in a confidential manner and focus on what is best for the family for the longer term. Mediation is also a much more cost-effective way to resolve your issues than traditional litigation. Mediation is an entirely voluntary, confidential process, and requires the mutual consent of both parties to participate.
Our law firm can guide you carefully through the Mediation process. We tailor our services to your personal situation, offering a wide variety of mediation packages that are dependent on the nature and extent of the issues to be decided upon and the personalities of the parties. We offer Online Mediation which allows us to reach parties wherever they are, and enables the parties to participate while in the comfort of their own homes.
How Long Does The Process Take?
Most divorcing couples require between 2 to 8 sessions, depending upon the number of areas of disagreement. The more areas of agreement reached prior to coming to Mediation, the less sessions would be required to resolve the remaining issues. For example, if you and your spouse already know how you want to divide property, and only have a few issues that must be resolved, fewer sessions should be necessary.
To arrange a low-cost 30-minute "introductory meeting" for Mediation, call 916-226-1305 or send our office an email today.