Taking Control Of Your Divorce With Mediation
Mediation is a different way to settle your divorce. It permits more control for the parties and can be much faster, less expensive and much less stressful. Unlike traditional, adversarial courtroom litigation, mediation is a more cooperative procedure. Instead of a judge, there is a “neutral,” or mediator. Their job is not to impose a ruling on the couple, but to facilitate resolving the important matters of their divorce.
Experienced Mediation Advice
At Thelen & Associates, LLC, Attorney Kris Thelen is also a certified divorce mediator in Wisconsin. She can work either as a neutral, or she can help advise individuals as their attorney during a mediation. While mediation is less formal and stressful than a court hearing, the importance of the decisions that result is no less important. If you participate in a mediation, you want experienced counsel to assist with your decision-making process.
In most circumstances in family law, mediation is discretionary. But if parents cannot come to an agreement regarding the custody and placement elements of your divorce settlement, mediation becomes mandatory.
Cooperation Is Important
During mediation, each side will list the most important elements of a settlement. The mediator will assist with focusing the discussion on these elements and developing a solution that may benefit both parties.
Contact Our Firm
We can help you understand how mediation functions and help you protect your rights. Call our Waukesha office at 262-955-8241 or use our online form to request an appointment with an experienced lawyer.