Divorce mediation in Alabama is a process for obtaining an agreement on child custody, property division, support and child visitation. A divorce mediator is neutral and doesn’t “work” for either parent. That means the mediator can not give advice to either party. They must remain neutral no matter what the situation. The purpose is not to try and get both parents back together. Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding what is best for both of you and most importantly, your children. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, the mediator, and with their help, you work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effective as possible. Often it is really the first opportunity since the separation for both parents to sit down and try to work out an agreement on how to raise their children.
Sometimes agreements come easy, sometimes they take time to work through. When agreements are hard to reach, that is when the mediator intervenes to keep the lines of communication open and assist the couple in their decision making process. Mediators help keep the couple focused on the issues at hand, trying not to get them off track. Mediation is flexible and confidential. It gives you and your spouse a way to settle the conflict between you in a way that helps you to work together as parents. This is extremely important if you have children and must interact with your ex-spouse after you are divorced.
With divorce mediation, the stressful side effects can be substantially reduced and the couple can have more control in the final decision. With a divorce mediator, the two parties are able to negotiate back and forth until they reach an agreement that is beneficial to both sides.
Our firm represents clients in divorce mediation in Huntsville, Decatur, Hartselle, Athens and Moulton. Our goal is to preserve our client’s best interest while saving them money. Divorce mediation is required in many counties, but even if not required, we encourage couples to utilize it whenever possible. Our firm has over 45 years of combined experience in this field of law. You can feel confident knowing that we will guide you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation today by calling (800) 752-1998 or 256-534-3435 and consult with a local divorce mediation lawyer from our firm.
Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Decatur Office Location:
401 Lee Street, Suite 607A
Decatur, AL 35601