Family Law Mediation Services
As a family law mediator, Kelly Jordan uses her creative strategic thinking, legal expertise and vast family law experience to present her clients with fair solutions that satisfy the needs of both parties.
After decades of helping families through divorce, Kelly understands the emotional trauma that is felt by both sides. She is level-headed, humane and wise in her handling of delicate family matters, and strives to resolve the case in a way that benefits the family as a whole. Within the umbrella of our mediation services, Kelly Jordan handles issues such as parenting, finances, division of property, child support, spousal support and any other matter pertaining to family law.
Kelly believes that mediation is the better dispute resolution method for families. It allows for couples to have better control of their own case. It also requires both parties to come to a mutually beneficial agreement, which means that they are more likely to adhere to the terms they have set for themselves.
Kelly recognizes that there is a need amongst her clients for such a service, and has thus committed to training and educating herself in order to provide the best mediation to families she works with. Kelly’s emotional intelligence, legal know-how and the fact that she always puts the needs of the children first make her an understanding yet effective mediator.
Mediation Frequently Asked Questions
How you prepare for mediation depends on whether you are entering mediation with lawyers being present or not. If the lawyers are going to be present for the mediation, they will frequently have a pre-mediation discussion with the Mediator and will prepare a brief of issues that you will review, and that the Mediator will be able to read in advance of the mediation.
Many Mediators will have individual meetings with each of the spouses in advance of the mediation. These intake meetings are generally confidential in that the Mediator does not refer to the issues discussed in the course of the mediation with the other party. This is an opportunity for you to make sure that you have alerted the mediator to all of the issues that are at stake up front. In advance of this meeting, you should make sure that you know what the issues are and what your positions are on each of them. You can also be candid during this meeting and tell the Mediator which issues are more important to you and on which issues you will be willing to compromise and make concessions.
Prior to attending the mediation, make sure that you have read the Mediation Agreement thoroughly. You should consider carefully whether the mediation is open or closed. In a closed mediation, discussions about what occurs will not be disclosed in the event that you fail to reach a settlement. Most mediations in family law are closed.
Make sure that you are well rested and not distracted during the course of the mediation. If you need to make child care arrangements, make sure that you do so. It is common for mediations to last an entire day and past the end of school. You will want to make after school arrangements for your children.