Mediation and Collaboration | North Carolina
At The Law Corner, our Attorneys are focused on resolving disputes. Many other attorneys in Raleigh are often more interested in posturing than resolving family conflicts. As a result, this often results in one of the parties filing a complaint in court, which commences litigation. The high cost and long delays associated with the Wake County court system can be a nightmare. That is why the Mediation and Collaboration attorneys at The Law Corner are solely focused on resolving your issues.
Family Mediation Lawyers Raleigh
The Raleigh Divorce Lawyers at The Law Corner offer a practicable alternative to going to court for your divorce. Mediation is a process for resolving disputes in which an impartial mediator assists the divorcing parties in reaching a mutually satisfactory settlement, known as “the divorce agreement”. As North Carolina Mediators, we provide you and your spouse a way to settle the conflict without ever going to court. Divorce mediation can be crucial if you have children and must interact with your ex-spouse after you are divorced because of child custody and child visitation. The Law Corner mediator brings forth an atmosphere for a rational discussion about your finances, your children, and your assets.
The mediation process is entirely voluntary and non-binding until the agreement is signed. The mediator has no power to “force” a decision or to make either party to accept a settlement. Instead, our trained divorce mediator Brian Demidovich makes it easy for rational conversations to be had , and negotiations to take place. Brian has years of experience mediating divorces for people in the Raleigh Triangle area, and his process includes identifying obstacles to settlement and developing strategies for overcoming them.
What is Mediation and Collaboration in North Carolina?
A mediation and collaboration session at The Law Corner is a private and confidential wherein; the mediator attempts to get the divorcing parties to agree on terms of the divorce and draft an agreement. We have found that the longer a divorce gets dragged out, that generally there will be more resentment between the divorcing parties after the divorce. Our Raleigh mediators only want to get your divorce over quickly with the best relationship that is possible with your ex-spouse.
The Law Corner’s trusted family mediators help the parties have helped parties reach hundreds of agreements that were acceptable to both parties. Our Raleigh mediators have the legal knowledge necessary to frame the legal issues and are trained to help parties explore the options to decide on a mutually acceptable separation agreement. If no settlement is reached, any statements made during the proceedings are inadmissible as evidence in any subsequent litigation. The Law Corner mediation attorney cannot testify for either one of you in court. The most typical legal issues addressed through the collaborative law process include alimony, child custody child support, and the division of assets and debts.
Is Mediation an Effective Option for Divorce?
The American Arbitration Association reports that over 85% of all mediation results outside of court settlement. The Law Corner believes in mediation, simply because it is cheaper, that the process of going to court for your divorce.
Contact the Mediation experts at The Law Corner, for a consultation regarding your legal situation.
Why Mediation works
Mediation creates a safe environment for negotiation because the mediator can control and direct communications. Attorneys often fear that the making of any “reasonable” settlement offer will be taken as a sign of weakness or will be used by the other side as the starting point for the next round of negotiations.
Meditation causes parties to not started out with offers but discussion. The parties focused on exploring productive avenues to settlement and do not digress into an argument.
Meeting at the bargaining table with the express purpose of discussing the agreement With each party paying one half the cost of the mediator’s fee, forces each party to be vested in working through a reasonable solution. During the mediation session, each party is given an opportunity to educate and influence their opponents in the opening presentation directly. The intensity of a party’s feelings or emotions can be conveyed. As a result, the mediation session typically provides each side with a more realistic view of the opposing position (one not filtered through lawyers) and often results in settlement proposals that otherwise would have been rejected.
Problems with Going to Court (litigation)
- The law cannot provide the remedy you want–only you can.
- You have little to no control.
- The Judge makes the decision, and typically neither party “wins.”
- You want to end a problem, not destroy a relationship. Filing a Raleigh Divorce lawsuit is almost always perceived as a hostile act.
- Domestic cases often take months (or years) to come to trial in Raleigh.
- Either spouse may appeal a Judge’s decision.
- You can continue to litigate even after a final decision is made.
- Emotional damage to parties and their children.
- Raleigh Divorce Attorney fees and costs are uncontrolled.
Tips for Effective Mediation with a Raleigh Family Lawyer
- Be prepared. Have all the information you need to address the issues.
- Be polite and be emotionally ready.
- Have a realistic view of the issues and a willingness to compromise.
- Demonstrate good listening skills.
- Have patience.
The Law Corner divorce collaboration attorneys in Raleigh can help explain the divorce process to you and help you with other divorce-related issues, to include, but not limited to, the following:
Contact The Law Corner For Your Legal Needs
For more information about Collaborative Law, contact The Law Corner at 919-424-8319 or fill out our contact form. At The Law Corner, we are always in your corner, ready to fight for what you deserve. In the meantime, take advantage of the North Carolina Legal resources we have made available to you so that you can get all of the information you need to make the best legal decisions.
The Law Corner divorce attorneys in Raleigh can help explain the divorce process to you and help you with other divorce-related issues, to include, but not limited to, the following:
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