Mediation is an alternative to divorce that offers couples a chance to take control of their separation and minimize the time and money spent on a divorce. In addition, mediation often gives people the chance to work with their former spouse to come to an agreement about important family matters between themselves rather than having a stranger (a judge) decide their issues for them.
The Raleigh mediation attorneys of the Marshall & Taylor Law Office understand that mediation is a desirable option for many couples and are prepared to help you resolve important issues and move on with your life. In addition to assisting our clients as their attorneys in mediation, Jeff Marshall is certified by the Dispute Resolution Committee as a Family Financial Mediator and he is available to mediate disputes between yourself and your spouse. If you are considering a separation and would like to discuss mediation options, do not hesitate to contact our offices at 919-833-1040.
The Benefits of Mediation
Rather than appealing to the judgment of a court system, mediation allows separating spouses to take charge of the division of assets, child custody issues, alimony, and any other potentially complicated issues. Mediators serve as non-biased professionals and are present to help the couple reach a satisfactory agreement.
The benefits of mediation include:
- Low cost because the couple shares one mediator (rather than hiring two separate attorneys) and a streamlined process that may require only a few sessions.
- You remain in control of the divorce process. Both individuals work with each other and the mediator to make sure that all concerns are addressed.
- Shortened timeline for resolution. In some cases, the divorce process may take months to reach a resolution, whereas mediation may be a matter of weeks.
- You and your spouse have final say in all aspects of the separation, and do not have to leave important decisions to a judge.
At the Marshall & Taylor Law Office, we are dedicated to helping our clients reach desirable agreements in a more comfortable and manageable way than traditional divorce proceedings. If you are considering mediation as an alternative to divorce, contact the Raleigh mediation attorneys and mediator at 919-833-1040.