Atlanta Mediation Lawyers
Family Law Mediation
Dissolving a marriage is an emotional and stressful decision that a couple must make sometimes. A divorce is often traumatic and difficult, litigation of the divorce can only make the matter more contentious. Mediation can be a peaceful alternative for couples seeking divorce. In mediation, couples can negotiate assets, child care and custody, and financial issues with the help of a neutral third party. Sometimes, litigation is not even necessary to finalize the divorce after the mediation process.
The Mediation Process
Georgia will require that a couple goes through mediation to resolve any child custody related issues before the couple may go before a judge. Mediation is also a good option for a divorcing couple because both spouses must reasonably and peaceably discuss the marital issues at hand, which means they may make more rational decisions. A mediator is also a good option because the mediator is a neutral party that does not have any vested interest in the mediation. The mediator only is there to guide the couple through the decision making process and help them come to voluntary conclusions regarding the issues of their divorce. Mediation usually covers the following issues:
- Marital Debt
- Division of Assets
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Financial Implications of the Divorce
- Other divorce or marital issues
Mediation is not appropriate for all couples. Some couples may benefit from litigating their divorce, especially if the spouses cannot find common ground in their divorce or if the spouses cannot control their emotions about the divorce. Mediation is all about making rational, calm decisions that are best for the family.
Attorneys during Mediation
Mediators are not usually attorneys, so it is advised that the spouses go to an attorney before they go through the mediation process. The mediation agreement is legally binding once it is finalized, and often spouses do not always understand the financial and legal implications that it may cause. The attorneys at Bushnell & Drye, LLC understand that no divorce is easy, but our team wants to help make sure you divorce process is as stress-free as possible. Litigation can quickly turn ugly, so if you and your spouse find yourselves facing divorce and think mediation may be an option for you contact a Bushnell & Drye attorney today.
The legal team at Bushnell & Drye understand that divorce is difficult and that you need to plan for your family’s future. We want to develop legal plans and agreements for you that meet your needs, even if mediation is right for you. Our legal team works with several trained mediators and can make sure you get the mediation agreement that is right for you.
Atlanta Mediation Attorneys
Bushnell & Drye, LLC we have experienced Georgia divorce and family law attorneys who work to protect you and your family’s best interests. Our legal team can bring rational decision making to your family law issues and help you through the emotions of the process. If you and your spouse are facing divorce, Bushnell & Drye can help you through the proceedings and get your life back on track. For more information, contact us today for a consultation about your legal issues.