Traditional divorce proceedings involve the filing of pleadings (often times including numerous motions), various court appearances, the production of discovery, mandatory economic mediation and thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to get divorced without adversarial and drawn out litigation. More and more couples are using mediation as a way to end their divorce amicably, saving both time and money.
During the traditional divorce proceedings, a third-party (the Judge) makes decisions regarding your life, your finances and your children. In mediation, you actively participate in the decision making process. Mediation involves an honest exchange of information and compromises by both parties. Additionally, you can propose creative resolutions to your case that the Court cannot order.
Divorces can typically be resolved in a few mediation sessions. Therefore, most of the time, mediation is far cheaper than the traditional divorce process. Dennis W. Winegar, Esq. is a trained mediator and, often times, a Court appointed mediator for matrimonial matters. He has had great success in mediating family law cases.
Mediation is not appropriate in all situations. If you have questions about mediation or if you would like to schedule a session, please contact the law firm of Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.
THE FOREGOING IS INTENDED TO BE A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE LAW AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY.