Mediation Leaves The Decision-Making In Your Hands
When a relationship ends, many couples wage a lengthy and costly battle. Communication breaks down, they are left feeling exhausted by the time a final decree is signed and children are left feeling hurt and confused. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Mediation, is one form of alternative dispute resolution, that offers a tool that can allow you to negotiate a settlement that works for your family while protecting your rights. Mediation services have been around since the 1980s and families in Louisiana have been able to successfully use them to reach workable, long-term agreements.
As the founder of the Law Office of Laura L. Davenport I am not only an attorney, but also a mediator which requires specific training in conflict resolution. As a mediator, I will organize discussions around issues where there is disagreement. From my experience in family law, I am well-placed to explain your options and the risks and benefits of each.
Divorce Is A Difficult Process. It Doesn’t Need To Be Battle.
You may be hurt and angry at the end of a marriage, but you still want to do what is right. It’s also important to make sure your rights are protected. Mediation lets you accomplish both of these goals. You can find creative solutions to complex problems with the guidance of a mediator. The process allows you to make sensible and informed decisions about child custody and visitation issues, as well as property division to untangle your finances.
Once you reach an informed agreement, you can each have your lawyer review it. But mediation leaves the important choices in your hands. Another added benefit: many studies have shown that couples who negotiate their own agreement are more likely to abide by the terms than in cases decided by a judge.
Find Out If Mediation Might Be Right For You
Mediated agreements are often less costly and faster than traditional litigation. If you are considering divorce, think about mediation as an option. Set up a consultation today by calling my Lafayette office at 337-231-1397 or sending me a message online.