Mediation: A More Amicable Approach To Divorce In Atlanta

Mediation can be a powerful tool in resolving your divorce disputes and cost-effectively helping you complete your divorce proceedings in an efficient and confidential manner. More than 90 percent of civil litigation (noncriminal cases) settle before a trial decision is rendered. This means your case is more likely to settle.

Mediation is an effort to save parties the expense, time, stress and trouble of litigation by moving directly to the goal – settlement. Our Atlanta attorneys at The Siemon Law Firm are well-experienced with both trial litigation and mediation, and they use that experienced to structure your case in such a way that a negotiated settlement can be achieved. To schedule a consultation, call 770-888-5120 to make an appointment at our Atlanta office.

How Mediation Works In Atlanta

During mediation, which can take place in an attorney’s office or the neutral mediator’s location, the parties along with their attorneys work with the mediator, who is a neutral third party. The mediator is often a retired judge or an attorney who is well-versed in the particular area of law. They typically meet with each party separately, sometimes shuttling back and forth between the parties.

They listen to each side and their attorneys and then present those points to the other side. They work to uncover common goals and reduce conflicts that often develop during adversarial litigation. By clarifying points in a noninflammatory manner, they can help the parties work to achieve a common understanding and develop a consensus.

Save Time, Money And Stress

Because the process is not adversarial, the stress is much less than a courtroom experience. In many cases, you may be able to resolve the issues separating you and reach a settlement in as little as a single day. The cost savings are immense, and the reduction in stress and tension is equally significant. When children are involved, the process can lay the groundwork for a civil and conflict-free co-parenting relationship, which is essential to the best interests of your children.

Protect Your Privacy

The process is also confidential. You can reach a property settlement that does not create a public record for all your neighbors and business competitors to see, and there are no exhausting and embarrassing depositions or cross-examinations on the witness stand by an aggressive attorney to deal with.

We will explain how the law views your situation, and we will explain how mediation can help you achieve much of what a court is likely to order with a much greater expenditure of time and expense. We know the law in Georgia and we are always realistic when we counsel our clients as to what the probable outcomes are likely to be. With mediation, we are likely to help you get there faster and with less stress and expense.

Not For Everyone

As experienced attorneys, we know mediation is not right for all divorces. Sometimes, one party is simply unwilling and uncooperative. We understand, and we will vigorously protect your rights in these cases and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Contact Our Atlanta Firm

Mediation is not right for every divorce. We can help you determine if it will work for yours. To speak to an experienced lawyer at our Atlanta office, please contact us today at 770-888-5120.

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