All of my clients would prefer to come to an amicable resolution.
And why not? People who mediate their disputes are more likely to follow through with the ultimate resolution, because they helped to craft it! With issues like co-parenting on the table, it becomes even more important for parents to be able to come up with their own solutions to tangled issues.
Many of my clients are poised for a successful mediation.
It takes both people to come to the table, in order to mediate a resolution. If your spouse is willing to come to the table, mediation may be right for you. Even if you can’t picture how you’ll ever agree to a final agreement, if you both approach the process voluntarily, you’re likely to find a way to move forward.
What’s the difference between a mediator and an attorney?
An attorney provides confidential legal advice to one party, and advocates for that party’s interests — she is not neutral.
A mediator is neutral and does not give legal advice. She facilitates discussions where the parties themselves come up with a resolution.
Whether you need a mediator or an attorney, I can help.
If you’re interested in mediation, please give me a call or shoot me an email. I’d love to talk to you about whether your situation is appropriate for mediation and what to expect.
I charge a flat rate of $500 for each mediation up to 2 hours. Parties typically divide the cost evenly, unless they agree to a different arrangement.
I can — and do — also advise clients about their legal rights and options while they go through the mediation process. If you’re looking for a lawyer to advise you through your mediation, check out my fees here. I can’t, however, be your mediator and your attorney.