Mediation is a good option for people who are interested in an alternative to the formal Probate and Family Court system. Compared to litigation, mediation provides many advantages, including lower legal costs, less emotional stress and outcomes that are mutually acceptable to both clients.
Mediation allows the clients to achieve family law solutions that are tailored to their unique facts and issues. By communicating with one another honestly with the guidance of an experienced lawyer, the parties to a family law dispute can more economically, productively and agreeably resolve challenging issues in the areas of divorce or post-divorce child custody, visitation, alimony, child support, property and debt division, college expense, and health insurance payment and other cases.
The family law attorneys at Seder & Chandler, LLP, have many years of legal expertise handling such cases and guiding clients to such resolutions. Jeffrey P. Greenberg is a certified mediator with a reputation for neutrality, fairness and ability to guide parties to satisfactory resolutions of challenging problems.
Mediation Vs. Litigation
Attorney Jeffrey P. Greenberg can explain the benefits of mediation in a confidential consultation. Some of the advantages mediation has when compared to litigation include:
Lower legal costs — Both clients are responsible for the mediator's fee. By contrast, in litigation each client must pay his or her own lawyer. Considerable expense can also be saved in discovery costs and court costs.
Less emotional stress — Mediation sessions are conducted in an informal, neutral setting. The mediator will focus the conversation on a settlement, rather than on the clients' differences. In mediation, the clients proceed at their own pace, taking time to discuss their concerns. The mediation process is confidential, nonbinding and voluntary.
Mutually acceptable outcomes — The mediator facilitates a discussion guiding the clients to an acceptable solution, one that recognizes both clients' (and the children's) needs and concerns. This is especially beneficial in matters involving children, because it can lay the groundwork for future cooperation in child-rearing duties. In a litigated case, the ultimate outcome is placed in the hands of a judge.
Family Law Attorneys In Worcester
Mediation is not suitable in every family law case. For many people however, the benefits that mediation produce are considerable. Attorney Jeffrey P. Greenberg can help you make decisions that are right for you.
For more information about Seder & Chandler's mediation services, please contact our firm today. We have two conveniently located offices, in Worcester and Westborough, to better serve our clients.