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Resolve Your Family Law Issues with the Help of a Cincinnati Divorce Mediator
Mediation is an alternative to filing for divorce. The goal of mediation is to reach an agreement which will, in turn, be used to complete your dissolution. Mediation can also be used to solve certain issues presented even after a divorce or dissolution has been processed. In mediation, both parties meet with a neutral mediator who helps them reach a mutually-agreeable resolution.
Even though the mediator may often be an attorney, the fact that they are “neutral” means the mediator does not represent either party. Instead, the mediator’s role is to guide the discussions in an effort to facilitate compromise and understanding. A mediator may draft a memorandum of understanding memorializing the agreement, but cannot draft the court documents. When necessary or helpful, the parties and their attorneys can attend mediation together. The family law professionals at Wagner & Bloch are able to mediate your case or to represent you in a mediation as your attorney. Randal S. Bloch and Deborah L. McPartlin are both certified and trained family law mediators.
Maintain Control of the Decisions That Will Influence Your Future
One of the main benefits of mediation is that it empowers you to participate in decisions that will shape your future for many years to come. Unlike filing for divorce, which places the decisions in the hands of a judge, mediation allows you to develop solutions that specifically serve your needs and best interests. Setting aside your differences to work together with a Cincinnati divorce mediator also builds trust and goodwill between you and your ex-spouse, which can benefit you immensely in the future – especially if you are co-parenting your children.
Mediation can be very effective for parties who are able to cooperatively engage in the process, particularly if you choose a mediator who practices family law on a daily basis and understands the law as well as both Randal S. Bloch and Deborah L. McPartlin do. At Wagner & Bloch, we focus solely on family law, which makes it possible for our mediators to be very directive and knowledgeable in their mediation practice. We understand how the law applies to your case and can explain how a similar situation would typically be resolved by a court to help overcome an impasse.
Divorce mediation is also a cost-effective option because there is usually only one professional involved, rather than separate two attorneys.
Evaluating Whether Mediation Is Right for Your Family Law Situation
Mediation is not appropriate for every case. If domestic violence or other safety concerns are involved, there are several alternative approaches we can help you choose between. You should discuss your situation with a Cincinnati divorce mediator at Wagner & Bloch to determine if you are a good candidate for mediation or if a different dispute resolution method might be more appropriate. Call us today at 513-751-4420 to schedule your initial consultation.