Mediation is a process that is designed to guide the individuals to a peaceful resolution of their divorce. Mediation is a confidential process. A neutral third-party called a mediator works with each individual and their attorney in an attempt to settle the issues in their divorce. Generally, during mediation the individuals do not see or speak to each other, but rather sit in their own room with their own attorney. Courts can require mediation in divorce, however, mediation is typically attended on a voluntary basis by the individuals.
Mediation is designed to resolve the differences in the divorce. However, when it is not successful the individuals still retain their full rights to litigate and go to trial. Family Law Mediation is an opportunity to resolve all issues in a divorce, including child custody and support, alimony, and property division. Because mediation can involve such important and life-changing issues, it is important to select a Tulsa family law mediation attorney who understands and is trained in mediation. Our family law mediation attorney has received training in mediation at the top law school mediation program in the country. Many attorneys claim to “do mediation”, but few have received meaningful training in the field.
Mediation is an opportunity to avoid the stressful and upsetting process of divorce. It offers an opportunity to achieve the results of a divorce without having such a negative impact on the individuals involved, including your children. Mediation is also more economical than full blown divorce litigation. Finally, you have the chance to resolve your divorce in a private and confidential manner, away from the prying eyes of the public.