Co-Parenting and Parenting Plans - New Language for Separation and Divorce
A divorce mediation attorney is a family law attorney with experience assisting clients with family law mediation. A divorce mediation attorney is different from a family law mediator. While a family law mediator is a neutral third party who can help guide you through the family mediation process, a divorce mediation attorney is on your side.
Your divorce mediation attorney can help you set expectations before you go into mediation, can help you better understand the process of divorce mediation, and can review your settlement documents and advise you on whether they believe the settlement is fair for you. Whether you need a qualified family law mediator, or an expert divorce mediation attorney, contact the family law team at the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm. Our team has the experience, compassion, and creative legal thinking you need to provide confidence and support. Contact us today, or start your case online.
What is the Best Approach for Your Family Law Case – Divorce Mediation Attorney, Negotiator, or Litigator?
There is no best solution to resolve every family law matter. That’s why you have a choice. But that choice can also be complicated. So what is the best approach for your family law dispute?
A good place to start is to talk to your family law attorney. They can assess your case, and provide you with information about the various family law dispute resolution methods. Here’s a quick breakdown of your options:
- Informal agreement – you can agree to separate amicably, without any formal written agreement. While this is an option, no agreement created in this manner is legally binding, meaning if there is a dispute, it may be difficult to resolve.
- Mediation – in this process, you meet together with a neutral third-party mediator to find where you agree and work together to find an agreement on your disputes. Mediation is a confidential, face-to-face process. The end goal is a Separation Agreement, which if properly created will be legally binding. It is not advised to sign your agreement without having it reviewed by an experienced divorce mediation attorney. Each party should have the agreement reviewed by their own lawyers.
- Negotiation – in negotiation, both parties engage lawyers who negotiate on their client’s behalf to build a Separation Agreement. Clients can meet face-to-face or through their lawyers. Negotiation is used in many cases where mediation is not an option, and couples wish to avoid court.
- Going to court – going to court is not always the first option, but it is where many divorce cases are eventually resolved. Unlike negotiation and mediation, you have less say over the outcome in court. Your case is argued in front of a judge who makes the final determination. In addition, documents presented in court (like financial documents) become matters of public record. While court decisions are legally binding, many do not wish to “air their dirty laundry publicly” in court.
Divorce Mediation Attorney, Negotiator, or Litigator – Trust the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm
An experienced family law attorney can help guide you through any family law case, regardless if you need a divorce mediation attorney, experienced negotiator, or compelling litigator. That being said, most lawyers tend to gravitate towards particular dispute resolution methods. It’s recommended you discuss your case details, and possible approaches with your lawyer and assess their comfort level and experience with your type of case. When you’re ready to start your separation or divorce, contact our offices. We’re happy to discuss the details of your case and find out if we are the right fit for you.
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