Campbell Mediation Lawyers Helping Clients with Dispute Resolution Outside of the Courtroom
If you are dreading going to court to resolve family law issues, you’ll be glad to know that you might not need to enter a courtroom at all during the legal process. Instead, you can rely on alternative methods, such as mediation, to handle disputes involving divorce, alimony, and other common family law issues.
In fact, at Hepner & Pagan, LLP, we make it a point to stay out of the courtroom when possible. We realize how distressing facing your spouse in family court can be. To avoid this uncomfortable scenario, we encourage you to use our mediation services for peaceful dispute resolution. Our attorneys have years of experience guiding clients through mediation sessions in Campbell, and we’d like to do the same for you.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a way to come to an agreement outside the courtroom with the support of trained mediators who have experience helping clients with dispute resolution. During this process, you and your spouse will sit down with a neutral third party and discuss the outcome you each desire for different family law matters.
For instance, if you want full custody of your child, you will let the mediator know this. If your spouse also wants custody, they will explain this to the mediator and describe why they believe it’s the right choice. The mediator’s role in this process is not to make decisions or give advice but to facilitate civil, clear communication between both parties until they reach an agreement. This means you can both expect to compromise to avoid litigation during your divorce.
What Are the Benefits of Mediation?
Working with a mediation lawyer has many advantages over going to trial for divorce. The main benefit is the chance to remain civil with your spouse, which is particularly important if you plan to co-parent. After all, to come to a compromise through mediation, you must remain respectful and honest as you discuss your legal issues.
This can reduce the chances of future arguments over the same issues since both parties will know how their former spouse feels about every legal matter discussed during the sessions. Additionally, you’re more likely to follow the agreements when you’ve reached them together rather than waiting for a judge to give you orders. In short, mediation gives both parties more control over the outcome than litigation does.
Another benefit of mediation is that it often takes less time and money than a trial. This is ideal for most people since both parties may be short on time and money during a divorce. Finally, mediation keeps family matters private, as it stays off the public record, unlike family law court proceedings involving a judge or jury. To learn more about how mediation might benefit you, call us to schedule a consultation with a skilled lawyer.
Is Mediation Right for You?
Hiring a professional to mediate during a dispute is the right choice for most people. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if you experienced domestic violence or abuse during your marriage, meeting with your spouse in a room with a mediator might not be the right choice.
In addition, if it’s clear your spouse is lying, hiding assets, or wants to delay divorce proceedings, mediation may not be possible. Both parties must agree to tell the truth and cooperate during this legal process. Otherwise, litigation in front of a judge or jury may be necessary. To find out if you and the other party involved in the dispute are good candidates for mediation, contact an attorney at Hepner & Pagan, LLP.
Are You Ready to Hire Mediation Attorneys?
If you’re interested in resolving your legal matters through mediation instead of through the courts, it’s time to talk to an attorney about the right legal tactics for your case. In our experience, it’s possible to resolve most cases through the mediation process, which enables our clients to avoid the stress of the courtroom.
When you contact Hepner & Pagan, LLP for a initial consultation, our caring, experienced lawyers will recommend the ideal way to resolve your family law issue. You deserve to work with lawyers who keep your best interests at heart, so call us today at 408-688-9153 to get the legal counsel you need.