When individuals are going through a divorce or legal separation, they often have different points of view regarding such things as property division, custody of the children or support. Most people believe that resolving all of these issues requires extensive time, money and someone that knows nothing about them, such as a Judge, making the decisions for them.
However, this is not always the case. Mediation is an avenue though which the parties can come to several agreements without the need for litigation, saving significant time, money and more importantly, easing the emotional toll that people often suffer while going through a divorce or legal separation. In mediation, an impartial person (the mediator) helps the parties reach an agreement that they both find acceptable. This process is private and confidential and is simply a way to help the parties work through their issues together. The mediator will not make any decisions for the parties nor will the mediator force either party to agree on anything. Agreements will only be entered into if both parties are comfortable with the agreements they are making.
At Argyris Mah, LLP, we can help you determine whether mediation might be right for you and can work with both parties to help foster an out-of-court settlement agreement.