Divorce Mediation – What Is It And Who Needs It?
Mediation is a valuable tool in all types of family law cases, including divorce, child custody and child support. At Weinrieb Law, I am a well-versed mediator. I recently completed a comprehensive 42-hour family and divorce mediation training sponsored by the state of New York and western New York Child & Family Services. With this training and my experience, I am able to find practical solutions that work for my clients and help them to obtain the best possible outcome.
Benefits Of Mediation For Family Law
Most court cases settle before trial and mediation can help set the expectations from the beginning. Resolving family law disputes without the assistance of a judge has numerous benefits, including:
- Saves you time: Mediation can help parents reach custody decisions faster since they do not have to have to wait for a judge to hear their case.
- Cuts down on costs: Between court and attorney fees, custody cases that are litigated can become expensive. Divorce mediation is a more cost-effective option.
- Reduces stress: You do not have to wait months for an outcome; you can settle the terms of custody right away and minimize the impact the proceedings have on the family.
- Gives you input the outcome: In court, a judge will make a decision for you. In divorce mediation, both you and the other parent have a say in what the decision will be.