Why Should You Choose Family Law Mediation?
Consider the following benefits of mediation as opposed to litigation in divorce and child custody cases:
- The people who will live with the outcome (the spouses or parents) will be the same people arriving at agreements about property division, child support and child custody orders.
- The participants can complete mediation on their own timetable and terms.
- Mediation establishes a civil tone between separated or divorced parents that often carries over into their co-parenting relationship after the conclusion of divorce or separation.
I am attorney Joy Frank in White Plains, and I appreciate your consideration of my law firm, the Law Offices of Joy Y. Frank, to help you resolve your divorce and custody dispute. I am convinced of the benefits of family law mediation and I believe you will be, too.
Consider Financial And Emotional Benefits, Too
Many people who resolve their divorce settlements or reach agreements on parenting plans through family law mediation save time, money and aggravation. Mediation is also less stressful and adversarial than litigation, according to many who have gone through mediation.
If you choose mediation, you are taking advantage of the opportunity to keep family matters in the family rather than giving power to a judge to decide things for your family. The decisions that you and your spouse or your child’s other parent make will be, by definition, custom-made for your circumstances.
How Family Law Mediation Works
As your family law mediator, I will not take sides. Rather, I will help you communicate and arrive at settlement decisions that are right for your family.
Once you reach an agreement about property division and/or a parenting plan, I will express your decisions in a legal document to be submitted to a family law court and/or divorce court.
When you are definitely ready to move forward, I will file your agreement, along with required divorce forms, with the court. A family law or divorce court judge will then incorporate your child support and custody order into the divorce decree.