The attorneys at Antietam Law Group are trained and skilled mediators. In addition to being certified to accept court-appointed mediation cases, Antietam Law Group proudly accepts private mediation clients.
What is mediation?
Simply put, mediation is a conversation with the help of a neutral third-party, the mediator. It can also be considered an assisted negotiation. When two parties disagree on something, a mediator can be very helpful in helping to reach a resolution that will satisfy everyone involved.
Most parties in contested family law cases are court-ordered to attend mediation. You will attend mediation with the opposing party and the attorneys attend at the discretion of the clients. The mediator will be selected by the court unless both parties mutually agree upon a mediator. If you do not have a pending court case, you can still choose to attend mediation prior to filing anything. Often, we are able to resolve issues before the courts ever get involved! You and the opposing party will have an opportunity to express your issues, thoughts and concerns regarding your case and the mediator will attempt to help you and the opposing party reach a settlement on your disputed issues with the ultimate goal of avoiding a trial in front of a Judge.
Is mediation right for me?
Mediation is a great option for couples that are looking for a more cost-effective way to divorce or resolve custody issues and are focused on a better long-term relationship in order to co-parent. It is a hands-on process that allows you to control the process as much as possible.
If you are still unsure or have questions, contact us to discuss the mediation process in greater detail.