Sometimes legal issues, especially family law issues, simply seem too complex to solve. Family law issues can oftentimes involve not just legal questions, but also issues involving emotions, family bonds and, unquestionably, finances. Divorce is a prime example of a family law issue that can involve all of those questions.
So, how can you solve your family law issues? Will you be able to engage in direct negotiations with the other party? Or will you need to fight out every issue in court in front of a family law judge? The answer may lie in between – mediation.
How mediation helps
Mediation is a form of “alternative dispute resolution” that can oftentimes be very beneficial in family law cases. The basic concept of mediation is that the parties gather together in the same place – but usually in separate rooms – to attempt to engage in good faith negotiations to address the legal issues in their family law case. A neutral third-party – the “mediator” – will go back-and-forth between the parties to hear their concerns and ideas and then, ultimately, attempt to put together a solution that is agreeable to all involved. Sometimes it isn’t easy but, if the parties are there in good faith, solutions can usually be found.
At our law firm, we work with Indiana residents who believe that mediation may be a viable option to attempt to solve the various issues in their family law cases. For more information about how we might be able to help, please visit the mediation overview section of our law firm’s website.