Major life transitions are never easy. Whether it’s ending a marriage or partnership, or deciding that the current custodial arrangement is not in the best interest of your child, change often gives rise to anxiety, fear, anger, grief, or confusion.
If you’re at a turning point in your life, perhaps you’re experiencing some of these emotions right now. Even though what you’re feeling is very normal, your emotions can lead to costly and emotionally destructive battles.
Family mediation is a way out – a collaborative alternative to litigation in which parties explore and agree on mutually satisfying solutions to their conflict, which enable them to preserve or repair relationships and improve the likelihood of future cooperation. Mediation is a difficult process. Everyone will have to make concessions to reach a resolution; however, you have a voice in the resolution. When you enter a courtroom, you lose your voice.
Mediation can be a useful tool to reach a resolution. Keep in mind though that the tool has to be used by the right operators. With Katherine and Lynn as experienced attorneys in the family law area, they can help you use this tool to reach a resolution. In addition, Katherine is a DRC mediator on family financial issues, so her insight working as a mediator in similar cases can help you reach a resolution in your situation.