Sometimes it is best to work directly together while addressing family law issues such as child custody, parenting time, alimony, property division, and child support. Through mediation you and your spouse will work with a neutral person(mediator) who will will gather information around your family dispute, and meet with both of you to find an equitable solution.
The mediator remains neutral between the husband and the wife. That means the mediator can't give advice to either party, and also can't act as a lawyer for either party.
What the mediator can do, though, is to point out in open session to both spouses things that each of them should be aware of about what they're trying to accomplish. That open and free exchange of information frees up both spouses to negotiate with each other in confidence. Because both spouses are working with the same base of information, it usually takes far less time to negotiate a resolution that makes sense to both spouses.
Mediation allows the family to:
(a) customize creative solutions to their marital issues;
(b) resolve the issues more quickly than through the court process; and
(c) reduce attorneys’ fees and litigation costs by not engaging in lengthy litigation.
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