Save Time, Reduce Stress with Family Law Mediation for Separated Couples
It’s a proven fact that mediation for separated couples can lower costs, reduce stress, and produce more positive outcomes than litigating your family law case in court. While mediation for separation cannot be used in every case, it’s a great approach for couples who are willing to work together to find a resolution to their family law issues like custody (decision-making responsibility and parenting time), support, and property division. And despite what you may think, family court mediation services are not just for amicable divorces. With the right mediator, the benefits of mediation for separated couples can even apply to high-conflict divorces. Reach out to the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm to discuss mediation for your case.
How Does Mediation for Separated Couples Work?
A family law mediator is a neutral third party who works with couples who are separating or divorcing to help them build a separation agreement. It is important to understand that the mediator does not act in the interests of either party. Rather they listen and help separated or separating couples address their issues and try to find a resolution that works for both parties.
Mediation for separated couples starts with information gathering from both sides. Both parties get to communicate their issues and concerns, then gather documents and information to support their case. After that, the mediator works to identify key issues, and encourage participants to develop solutions and compromises to resolve them. If the couple comes to agreement on key matters, the end result is a settlement in the form of a separation agreement. Read our blog to dig deeper into the stages of mediation.
How Can the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm Help with Mediation for Separated Couples?
There are two ways a lawyer can help with family court mediation services.
Lawyers who are qualified mediators can act as a mediator for your case. It is important to note that if you choose a qualified family law mediator like Kelly Jordan to mediate your case, she cannot represent you should you need to go to court.
You should have a lawyer review your separation agreement prior to finalizing. Each party involved in mediation for separated couples should retain independent counsel to review their separation agreement prior to signing. This helps ensure the agreement is in your best interests, and covers off the key areas.
If you want to learn more about mediation for separated couples, call our offices at 416-849-5501 to consult with a qualified family law mediator.
Is Mediation for Separated Couples Better than Negotiation or Litigation?
Divorce can be stressful and messy. There is no “right way” to resolve a family law case. But at the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm, we believe that mediation, when it works, is the better dispute resolution method. It allows both parties to openly communicate, voicing their issues and concerns. The process of working together to build mutually-beneficial solutions can start the healing process. In addition, because separating couples are part of the solution process, they are often more satisfied with the final outcome than if a decision had been imposed on them by the courts.
Family Law Mediation, Negotiation, or Litigation – Trust the Family Law Team at Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm
Our team specializes in all aspects of family law, from marriage contracts to divorce, adoption to fertility agreements. We don’t use a cookie-cutter approach, or treat you like a case file. Every family is different, and every situation is unique. That’s why our team works hard to understand you, your concerns, and the details of your case to help you find creative legal solutions to your family law challenges. Find out if we’re the right fit for you. Contact our offices today or start your family law case online.
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