Mediation

Working Together to Benefit All Parties | Mediation in Washington

When it comes to divorce, most people look at fighting it out in the courtroom as a ‘necessary evil’. However, even when the parties involved don’t see eye-to-eye on every issue, it is often possible to use an experienced third-party mediator to help settle matters quickly, affordably, and with less stress.

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution where the parties involved meet with a neutral third-party in an attempt to settle the case. With the help of an experienced family law attorney acting as the mediator, both parties and their respective attorneys will come together to work towards an agreement regarding how the divorce will be structured. The mediation process will help to ensure that both parties retain as much control as possible over the outcome of the divorce. 

Using a mediator has proven to be an effective and successful way to discuss important topics such as deciding how assets and debts will be divided, setting residential schedules, and more. In most cases, the mediation process will take a full day in order to allow the parties to work through various issues. 

Mediation can also be used throughout various phases of the dissolution process, and in some cases, parties might choose to have a mediation session held at the beginning of the case in order to resolve any temporary issues that otherwise would require a court hearing. Once some preliminary issues have been resolved, a second mediation session can be scheduled to finalize the remaining aspects of the divorce. 

When some matters can’t be agreed upon through mediation, the process can still help to minimize other legal matters that would need to be brought in front of a judge, which is in the best interest of all parties. 

If you are interested in working with a mediator to help settle your divorce, please contact us today to discuss your options. Our team of legal professionals have extensive training and experience with mediation services in Washington State, and we would be more than happy to work with you to get through this process.