In a divorce, most disputes can have an emotional component. The two parties will often have their judgment clouded by feelings of frustration, confusion and anger. It is the goal of mediation to remove the emotions and resolve the disputes in a professional, efficient manner.
Dealing With A Neutral Third Party
At Worsham Law Firm, P.A., our Little Rock divorce attorneys have more than 30 years of experience guiding clients through a wide range of domestic disputes. A fair number of these disputes can be resolved through mediation. Mediation is the process by which both parties — and their representatives, if desired — can discuss the dispute before a neutral third-party mediator. The mediator will facilitate the conversation in a productive fashion with the goal of reaching a compromise that is satisfactory to both parties. Our experience allows us to go into a mediation as if we had prepared for a trial litigation. Clients trust our vast experience as trial litigators and rely on our dedication to protecting their best interests.
Should You Go Without A Lawyer?
In some situations, a client will wish to enter mediation without the presence of a lawyer. If this is the case, we will take great care in ensuring our clients are well-prepared for the mediation. We will educate them on the topics that might be covered, as well as the potential challenges that might arise. Ultimately, it is our clients’ decision as to our level of involvement with the proceedings. It is always our goal to prepare and advise our clients to the best of our ability.
Additionally, mediation might not always be the best option for a client’s divorce proceeding. In these cases, disputes will be brought before a judge in the family court. Our experience as courtroom litigators allows us to effectively represent our clients through even the most complicated and contentious dispute.