Mediation is different from going to court to resolve your case; instead, it is an attempt to resolve your dispute outside of court, whether regarding divorce, parenting arrangements, finances, or other related issues. Mediation in our office is a guided negotiation directed by Deborah Josephson, an experienced family law attorney, who has over 26 years of experience as a family law attorney and has successfully mediated many cases to resolution outside of court.
Mediation is a cost-effective way to resolve your issues outside of court and in privacy. Most people want to avoid going to court where their private lives publicly for all to hear and where a stranger wearing a robe decides your fate and even the fate of your children. Court is costly in time, emotion and in money. Besides the savings in time, emotion, and money, mediation has the following advantages:
You, not the judge who knows nothing about you and/or your children, determine the outcome of your case.
You meet in privacy with the mediator in a relaxed environment where you can confidentially discuss your issues, wants, and needs.
You can focus on what is important to you.
You discuss and negotiate your future in private rather than testify in open court about your private family laundry.
Family law issues regarding parenting plan, child custody, child support, property division, maintenance/alimony, and other issues can be settled with the assistance of an experienced family law mediator like Deborah Josephson, who can help you brainstorm to resolve what matters to you. Ms. Josephson can help you discover options which can lead to the best results for you and for your family. Because Ms. Josephson is an experienced family law litigator, she can inform you about likely outcomes at court, so that you can weigh your options outside of court.
Another alternative to court is Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is an innovative way to resolve your disputes using a collaborative team to privately and respectfully conclude your family law matters outside of court. Please click on that icon to learn more about collaborative law.