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Does Mediation Differ By Subject?

Mediation Services For Multiple Issues

Mediation offers couples an excellent alternative to litigation that can save time and money. Couples considering mediation can explore this option for many important family law issues, such as alimony and child custody, but does the topic change how the process looks? Here’s what you need to know.

What to Expect in Mediation

The process of mediation begins with working with a neutral third-party mediator, typically a family law attorney who knows the laws of the state and can work to facilitate communication between the disputing parties. If participating in mediation, you and your spouse will collaborate with the mediator to determine issues that need to be resolved; the mediator will work to resolve these issues and, once accomplished, draft the necessary documents and submit them to the court for them to be made official.

Mediation is much less formal than traditional litigation. In addition, the mediator is not making any decisions for the disputing parties; rather, the mediator facilitates discussion to help the parties come to a solution on their own. Mediation can leave a couple feeling empowered that they were able to come to an agreement beneficial for both of them.

What About the Subject?

Mediation can be used for the overall divorce process and can get into the specifics of issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. Regardless of the issue being resolved through mediation, the process itself will not change that much. A mediator will still facilitate discussion to help the couple come to an agreement on the issue. While the conversations will change from subject to subject, the process of mediation itself should not differ by subject matter.

Work With Professional Mediators

If you and your spouse are trying to avoid litigation and are looking for a solution that can save you both time and money, mediation is an excellent option for you. It’s important to work with a family law mediator who not only understands the laws but also has experience mediating cases and coming to successful resolutions. At FairWell Family Law Mediation, mediation is our specialty, and our team of attorneys can help you reach a resolution on your family law issues.


To learn more about mediation or to get in touch with a member of our team, call us at (651) 409-9093 or visit us online.

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