Columbus Mediation Lawyers
A Cooperative Approach to Divorce Disputes
Contrary to popular belief, not every divorce is a battle of words, a bitter fight over who gets the house, or a prolonged courtroom drama. For some couples seeking to end their marriage, divorce can be an amicable, relatively stress-free process.
At the Law Offices of William L. Geary, we strongly believe in the divorce mediation process. Although we are experienced and successful litigators, we frequently suggest mediation as a viable option for our clients.
What Is Divorce Mediation?
In mediation, parties work with a trained mediator to discuss issues.
Mediation allows participants to speak with the mediator about their thoughts, concerns, and values regarding:
The mediator keeps a theme of commonality, stressing the issues agreed upon by the parties.
In mediation, you have the ultimate say over your divorce agreement. In mediation, you can suggest ideas to the mediator and develop or respond to ideas suggested.
Many people who participate in mediation are very satisfied with the results because they had a chance to create their own solutions. Studies have shown that these people are more likely to adhere to the agreements made in mediation; this means that they may be less likely to return to court in the future.
Mediation Is Non-Binding
The ultimate goal in divorce mediation is to reach an amicable agreement with your former spouse. This can save the time and expense of going to trial. However, mediation is non-binding. If at any point communication breaks down and negotiations fall through, the case can proceed to trial. Information revealed during mediation is confidential and cannot be used in the courtroom.
Put an Experienced Advocate to Work for You
We believe that mediation works best with the assistance of a skilled lawyer. Attorney William L. Geary has mediation experience, having formerly accredited mediators in Franklin County. He is a strong advocate who can help you determine when mediation is right. Mediation may help you achieve your family law and divorce goals. Attorney William L. Geary is also available to serve as a mediator in cases not involving clients of our firm.
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