The issues that must be decided in a divorce — such as dividing marital property and retirement benefits, determining who gets the house and creating a workable parenting time plan — can be emotionally and financially stressful in the traditional family court setting. But what other options are there?
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that we at the Swaden Resolution Services, LLC, firmly believe in. We understand the benefit of working out your differences through calm negotiation instead of stressful fights.
How Does Mediation Work?
In mediation, individuals, with or without their respective counsel, meet with a neutral mediator, who facilitates discussion between parties going through a divorce to discuss key issues such as:
- Marital property division
- Child custody and parenting time
- Spousal maintenance and/or child support
- Parenting plan modification or support modification of existing divorce settlements
Marty Swaden is highly experienced in the negotiation process. Marty has also completed certified mediation training and can serve as a neutral mediator. He has been listed as one of the Best Family Law Mediators in America.
Why Use Mediation?
Mediation is a good way to resolve complex family law issues, especially those involving parenting time, property issues, and support. You know your family best, so you are likely in a better position to make decisions regarding your children’s best interests than a judge, who must rely solely on evidence given to him or her to make such decisions.
Mediation is often less costly than litigation as well. Many clients also find the process less stressful as the parties involved focus on making mutual decisions instead of opposing arguments.
Mediation can be an effective way to resolve your family law disputes, but it is not for everyone. Talk to Marty Swaden about your case today by calling 612-284-6922 . You may also contact us online for more information.