There is no doubt that over the course of life, we face different conflicts, and many times, those are between the people closest and dearest around us. Recently, there are various ways to help resolve these situations.
Mediation affords you and the other party, not a judge, the opportunity to control the outcome of your legal matter. Almost any matter that you can take to court can be mediated. Some examples of family law that can be mediated include:
- Marital issues, including prenups, divorce, separation, property division, and maintenance/alimony
- Cohabitation issues, including cohabitation agreements, accumulated property, and ending cohabitation
- Children’s matters, including contested custody, child support, visitation, adoption, guardianships, parental rights, and college planning
- Elder law, and issues related to aging, disability, competency, medical care, living arrangements, and power of attorney assignments
Even though this process will require the assistance of a mediator, there will be no public records, as privacy is one of the key advantages of this conflict resolution technique.
Added to this, by the end of the process, you would have avoided misunderstandings with the help of an objective third party who will ensure to have clear and competent communication.
Usually, mediation is a more cost-effective alternative to courtroom litigation. You can still hire your own Westchester mediation attorneys to represent you in mediation, but you eliminate the cost of formal discovery and other aspects of hearing or trial preparation.