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Skilled, Quality Guidance for Divorce Negotiations
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.
property distribution). The unsettled issues would proceed to trial in Court.
Mediation is an opportunity to resolve your divorce disputes in a way that
is acceptable to you without the delay and risk involved in long and drawn
out litigation and trial. Divorce mediation can take place at any time
before or after your separation from your spouse. Miller Bowles Cushing
is proud to have 3 Certified Mediators on our team – Chris Miller,
Nick Cushing, and Kate Miller. Each of our mediators is an attorney with
over 12 years of relevant legal experience. As your mediator, we will
help you and your spouse work through all of the legal issues that need
to be resolved. Mediation is cost-effective way to avoid having to go
to Court and have a Judge make decisions about your family. Judges, attorneys,
parties, and members of our legislature have learned that mediation works — that
it helps resolve disputes early on and gives those who are most directly
involved more control over outcomes.
Our Charlotte divorce mediation attorneys can be your advocate in negotiations
and ensure that you receive a fair deal from the proceedings.
Finding a Mediator
Mediated settlement conferences are informal proceedings. Your mediator
will meet with you, the other party, and your attorneys to help both of
you discuss your disagreements. The mediator will work to open channels
of communication, help clarify both parties’ needs and positions,
and explore settlement options with both of you. Unlike a trial, mediations
are not open to the public.
A Hands-On Approach to Divorce
A successful mediation allows you to avoid the time and stress involved
in lengthy litigation and trial and assures both you and the other party
of an outcome that you find mutually acceptable. In addition, where children
are involved, a successful mediation can sometimes mark a turning point
in the parents’ relationship. They may become motivated to communicate
more effectively with the goal of cooperatively resolving future disputes,
financial or otherwise, that arise as they parent from separate households.
Many cases can be settled in mediation.
The Charlotte divorce mediation attorneys at Miller Bowles Cushing are
skilled negotiators experienced in divorce mediation and can help you
achieve a favorable resolution of your family law issue.
Over 50 Years of Collective Experience Handling Family Law Cases
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