Can A Greensboro Family Law Attorney Explain When I Must Do Mediation?
Yes, of course! Mediation is used by the courts to establish a custody order to receive a better outcome for both parents. It’s quicker and less expensive than having multiple trials and hearings, and most of the time the parents have a better overall experience with mediation. While mediation is most of the time presented as an option for two people, there are some circumstances in which you are required to try mediation before heading straight to litigation. For more information about mediation, you should speak with a Greensboro family law attorney today!
First, it’s important to point out that a mediator is not a judge. In fact, they’re not even you attorney. A mediator is someone who is a neutral third-party that keeps almost everything in the mediation process confidential. They are there to facilitate a constructive and positive conversation to elicit an agreement between the two parties, in which both parties are generally happy with. A mediator can declare impasse (where they think the case cannot be settled through mediation) if the process isn’t productive to the cause. If settlement is reached, the mediator will write up what the parties agreed to. They will then send it to the parties and their respective lawyers. The parties have two weeks to agree and then, upon agreement, it goes to a district court judge who will sign off on it and it will become an official Court Order. While most of the time this is an option, things such as family financial issues in Guilford County must be taken to mediation before any litigation is done. If you think mediation may be a good option for you, you should consult a Greensboro family law lawyer for more information.
A Greensboro family law attorney can help you through your mediation process and help you in the even that mediation fails. The family law attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, and Olson know the requirements of the law and also genuinely care about each case presented to them. Call today at 336-379-0539; we are here to help!