A mediator is a professional trained to aid parties in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution to their conflicts. Mediators do not represent either of the parties, and they do not make decisions about your disputes. Mediators are neutral facilitators whose role is to help guide you toward an agreement. Mediation proceedings are confidential, which means that anything said at the meetings cannot be used against your later should the matter end up in court. This allows you and your spouse to speak openly during the mediation sessions.
Almost any type of dispute can be mediated, including:
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Post Divorce Matters
Mediation allows the parties to determine their own outcome instead of a judge, usually with much less expense, delay and rancor than typical litigation. Private mediation maintains the parties’ ability to make decisions about their own lives, preserves their confidentiality.
What to expect in Mediation
Mediation proceedings are usually conducted in the mediator’s office. Mediation can be one session or multiple sessions. The mediator helps the parties identify the issues to be resolved, the information that may need to be assembled to reach a resolution, and helps the parties to negotiate and reach an agreement on those issues. Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator may prepare a Memorandum of Understanding or other recording of the terms reached by the parties.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Peter J. Laemers are all experienced mediators who can assist you in resolving your divorce and other Family Law issues. We can also review your mediation agreement to determine if it significantly diverges from your rights under the law, and whether it addresses all of the issues that need to be resolved. To make an appointment with an experienced mediator, contact the Law Office of Peter J. Laemers.