Some state statutes and local rules require attempts of mediation on certain family law claims. One of the common ways to meet the mediation requirement is to participate in a private mediation with a certified mediator, and an attorney to represent your best interests.
The certified mediator serves as a neutral party whose goal is to assist both parties in reaching a settlement to resolve their case. In some cases, parties can settle all issues; in other cases, settlement can be reached on specific issues (i.e. child custody and child support), while the remaining issues are left unsettled (i.e. alimony and property distribution). The unsettled issues would proceed to trial in Court.
If you are interested in pursuing mediation of your divorce case, please contact the attorneys at Miller Bowles Cushing. We look forward to representing you in mediation. Call us today at (704) 810-1400 to schedule a consultation.