Towson Divorce Mediator
Advantages to Family Law Mediation:
- Retain control over the process
- Reduce conflict
- Preserve dignity
- Maintain confidentiality
- Significantly reduce legal fees
Deciding to begin the process of separation and divorce can be a confusing and overwhelming time. Choosing to use the process of mediation to resolve your disputes will ensure that you and your estranged partner will navigate this difficult time with a focus on respect, dignity, and confidentiality. If you have minor children, you and your estranged partner will reduce conflict by keeping the children out of a divorce and custody battle which can cause emotional and financial harm to the entire family.
Mediation is a process where I assist separating or already separated couples to identify the issues that require resolution, and facilitate respectful conversations about how they may resolve those issues. Mediation avoids adversarial and demeaning litigation. Rather than battling it out in court, the parties commit to reaching a resolution that keeps control of the result in their own hands and avoids spending attorney’s fees on needless and angry courtroom battles.
Why provide a Judge with the power to decide the fate of your family when you can choose a process that allows you to make those decisions yourselves? Mediation is a process that ensures you end your relationship efficiently, fairly, and with your dignity intact.
Call me at 410-357-1422 today to arrange a confidential consultation where we can discuss your goals.
My extensive experience in family law allows me to assist as a neutral party, who does not represent either partner, in developing creative and equitable settlements that are in the best interest of all parties and children. As a divorce mediator, I do not choose or recommend a settlement; however, I assist the parties in discussing and negotiating their own settlement.
If you choose to litigate your divorce, you surrender control over the outcome of the proceedings to the court. Many clients are disappointed with the final result of litigation, and often realize after it is too late that they have spent more money on lawyer’s fees than the “gain” obtained from litigation. Plus, the clients have now been compelled to show such hostility toward one another, it seems impossible to ever be able to communicate civilly with one another again. Mediation avoids all of these issues.
Typical emotions experienced during separation and divorce include fear, guilt, anger, sorrow, and distrust. Litigation only increases those emotions. Mediation, on the other hand, allows couples to focus on achieving an equitable outcome while minimizing emotional distress. Divorce will always be difficult, but you can minimize the pain through a process that maintains respect and dignity.
Individuals who are going to use mediation are strongly encouraged to hire separate legal counsel during the mediation process to answer individual questions and/or to review a written settlement agreement drafted by the mediator.