Many family law cases are resolved in mediation. Mediation is an informal process that encourages parties to settle their cases without the necessity of a court hearing or trial. At Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC, we can assist you from the filing of your matter to mediation to court, if required. We are sensitive and empathic to families going through difficult family law matters and our upmost interest is working with you to fight for your rights.
With over 60 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC are here to assist you during what may be a stressful time in your life. At Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC, we understand family law proceedings and provide counsel and advice. It is key to have experienced attorneys by your side to evaluate your case and determine the path in resolving your matter.
What happens in Mediation?
In mediation, a trained mediator discusses the case with both sides in private and work to find a solution that is beneficial and acceptable to all parties involved. While the goal of mediation is to settle, mediation is about compromising. The joy of mediation is that you get to decide instead of a judge that does not know you or your family!
Your time in mediation may range from four to eight hours depending upon the complexities of your family law matter. The mediator is paid a separate fee by one or both parties. If you can settle your case in mediation, the mediator will draft an irrevocable Mediated Settlement Agreement which is signed by all parties and their attorneys. If you are unable to reach an agreement in mediation, the mediator will declare an impasse and the parties will proceed to court to allow a judge to resolve the conflict.
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The attorneys at Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC will help you navigate through the complexities of your family law matter to better understand your rights. Family law disputes can lead to extensive and expensive litigation. It is paramount that you find an attorney skilled in this arena.
Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC can explain your rights and work to serve you. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation. It is essential that you find the “right” attorney that matches your needs and desires.