Amicably Resolving Divorce Through Mediation
Divorce can be unavoidably stressful and emotional. However, it does not always have to be contentious. When you and your spouse agree on many issues going into a divorce proceeding, pursuing a more amicable resolution may work in your favor.
With over 25 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, provide a knowledgeable perspective on when mediation is a viable alternative to litigation. We will discuss your options and strive to enable you to efficiently move forward.
How Does Mediation Work?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that seeks a collaborative approach to resolving disputed legal matters. It involves a neutral, third-party mediator, who facilitates discussion between both parties to arrive at a mutual agreement. Mediation can be utilized in many family law disputes.
The Benefits Of Avoiding Litigation
Avoiding litigation and instead pursuing mediation can have many benefits, including:
- It is often less expensive than litigation.
- It can preserve an amicable relationship between both spouses.
- It can preserve a working co-parenting relationship if children are involved.
- It can reduce conflict, which can foster a quicker resolution.
- It allows for more of your own input in the decisions.
- Both the contents of the discussion and final agreement remain private.
Of course, mediation may not produce results for everyone. The mediator can only facilitate an agreement, rather than force one. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, the case may proceed to the courtroom.
Encouraging Mediation In Amicable Divorces
Our attorneys will encourage mediation if we view it as a workable option for you and your spouse. We can advise and represent you throughout the process, including on preparing you for the process ahead and advising on what is in your best interests. When children are involved, we strive to encourage a collaborative resolution as children can often benefit from the effects of an amicable divorce.
Should mediation be ineffective, we are skilled litigators. We will continue to represent your interests and rights in court.
Discover Whether Mediation Could Work For You
We can determine the right dispute resolution method for you depending on your unique needs and goals. Schedule an initial consultation with our mediation attorneys to learn more about how we can assist. We serve individuals and families throughout the greater Phoenix area. Call us at 623-748-4890 or email us.