Mediation is a process in which divorcing couples work together, with a trained mediator, to negotiate and resolve their differences in a non-adversarial manner. At Tannen Law Group, mediation is an option we encourage our clients to consider. It can save time, money and heartache. During mediation, we work with you and the mediator to negotiate a settlement. The negotiation serves everyone’s interests and provides the greatest likelihood of future success for both parties.
A Successful Ending
Mediation can be conducted before a lawsuit is filed or any time prior to trial. Many divorces settle at mediation and do not have to move forward to trial. Some courts mandate couples attempt mediation prior to trial.
A mediator will lead the mediation and attempt to facilitate the parties reaching an agreement. The mediator has no vested interest and does not make rulings. Any discussions in mediation are not legally binding unless an agreement is reached, and if the mediation fails, then no portion of the negotiations will be admissible in court. Thus, mediation provides clients with a forum for open discussions and tailored solutions which a court may well not consider.