What Is Mediation?
The purpose of legal mediation is to avoid the expenses and time a traditional litigation process takes. Both parties meet with a third party (mediator) to attempt to settle the case voluntarily. Mediation requires no contractual agreement of participation and guarantees no certain outcome. It is not the third party’s job to reach a decision regarding the case — they help the two spouses reach their own decision.
Even though mediation is not guaranteed to resolve the case, many people choose to try this process first on the chance that it could save them a significant amount of money if a resolution can be found.
What Does A Mediator Do?
A legal mediator can be an extremely valuable resource during divorce proceedings. A mediator’s purpose is to help the two spouses find an agreeable resolution to their case. This includes listening to both sides’ evidence, promoting understanding between the two viewpoints over the dispute and ultimately facilitating a successful negotiation that culminates in a resolution of the case.
The best mediator is a law-trained professional who can help both parties navigate the process and avoid more fees and expenses. That’s why Bineham & Gillen is an excellent option for your divorce mediation.
One of the many benefits of mediation includes giving families control over how your case will be decided rather than leaving it to the courts. This legal solution is growing in popularity for its less adversarial approach. And, in many cases, removing the win-lose proposition is in the best interest of both spouses and children.
Both parties meet with Doug Bineham serving as your neutral mediator. Mr. Bineham’s 24 years of experience enables families to reach productive and effective resolutions. He holds himself to a high professional standard, even with high-conflict parties and challenging legal issues.
Which Cases Can Be Mediated?
Nearly any divorce case is a candidate for mediation, but the best situations for mediation are those in which the parties are unlikely to find a resolution on their own or with their respective attorneys. If the attorneys could work it out, then there would be no need to spend more money on a mediator. For those couples who are having a difficult time settling, a mediator could be the thing they need to finally come to a voluntary resolution.
During the mediation process, your chosen mediator will meet with you and your spouse, but they will also speak with you individually. After listening to both parties, the mediator will bring information between the two people, attempting to move the conversation forward with the needs and wants of both parties. The mediation only ends if both parties agree to a resolution or decide the process won’t work for them.