Mediation is a voluntary process in which couples choose to work together with a neutral third-party to facilitate communication in an attempt to resolve differences. It encourages couples to move away from theories of right or wrong and winning or losing. Mediators help couples work together to problem-solve and, ultimately, reach a compromise on divorce-related issues with which both parties can live. There are many benefits of mediation. It can be a more cost-effective, non-adversarial and, at times, an emotional healing process. Mediation is client-driven, allowing couples to have a sense of ownership over the legal and financial choices they make.
The firm’s family law and domestic relations practice assist clients in uncontested matters through administrative guidance and legal drafting to memorialize the agreements in which divorcing couples enter. Our attorneys negotiate divorce matters, including high asset financial issues. If a resolution of such issues proves to be a challenge, retention of an attorney can assist in ongoing settlement negotiations for matters that may not necessarily end up in court. At Jennings Strouss, we advocate for our clients while providing them insight as to the potential consequences of alternatives to a negotiated settlement.