Providing A Valuable Method Of Alternative Dispute Resolution To Divorcing Couples
You are at the beginning stages of your divorce, but you don’t know the best way to proceed. You know that you want to do it respectfully, with as little conflict as possible. You want an amicable resolution and an efficient resolution. You would prefer to avoid spending a great deal of money along the way. Divorce mediation might be a good option for you.
My name is Chandra E. Miller, and I am an attorney and a divorce mediator. At the Auburn Law Office of Chandra E. Miller, I offer neutral divorce mediation and collaborative practice services.
How Mediation Works
During mediation, you remain unrepresented by a lawyer. In divorce mediation, it is important to choose a mediator who is familiar with family law and regularly practices in that area as an lawyer. Mediators can give general information about the law, but not legal advice. The theory of mediation is that it is the couple themselves who know the best solutions for their family, and mediation puts them in control of the process and the outcome.
As a divorce mediator, my role is to facilitate you and your spouse working together to reach an outcome. I will not make decisions for you or act as a judge.
The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
Mediation does not require waiting for a courtroom. It can begin immediately, meaning that a more efficient resolution is likely. It is less expensive than litigation. There is one additional benefit that should not be overlooked: by requiring a divorcing couple to work together to resolve their differences, it supports a respectful relationship that can last long after the divorce is finalized. This is especially important when there are children involved.