Mediation is a voluntary process which allows parties to resolve their family disputes and reach an agreement with the help of a neutral third party. Also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), mediation offers parties a private and confidential method of resolving their differences.
Many individuals do not wish to bring the details of their lives into public view while undergoing a divorce. For those individuals, we offer mediation. Through mediation the clients are able to keep their family and business information private and confidential. Just as important, it can be a less expensive way to proceed.
Using court appearances to resolve family issues can be confrontational and, often, a court-forced resolution is one in which neither of the parties is happy. Mediation provides the clients with a safe forum in which to create multiple and more flexible possibilities for resolution. Since the parties can control the structure of their own agreement, they are more apt to be happy with the result, and less likely to return to court regarding post judgment issues.
Through the mediation process, the parties are able to understand each otherís positions. Mediation helps the parties identify interests which are personal to their case and requires both parties to be instrumental in creating possible solutions. The parties can work toward an agreement tailor made for their own personal needs and those of their children, without airing their differences in public.
Often, when going through a divorce, parties experience the most difficult time in their lives. Forcing clients to undergo litigation during this time period has a very damaging impact on both the parties and their children. In addition, once an individual starts an action for divorce in Connecticut, the issues, resolutions and process are out of their hands. Mediation can be and often is a wise alternative.