Why Seek Family Law Mediation?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that allows the parties to a family law dispute the opportunity to privately work with a mediator to craft a solution designed to fit their individual needs and circumstances. Mediation is especially prudent for the division of high value assets that must be divided with an eye towards the future productivity of those assets. The family law mediators at Doyle Quane are highly trained, experienced family law attorneys who have spent their careers designing creative solutions for their own clients and thus stand ready to craft equally innovative solutions for your own family law proceeding.
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
Family Law mediation provides both parties the control and opportunity to directly communicate and negotiate a resolution to all of the issues in any divorce proceeding. Additional benefits of mediation include:
- Mediation can resolve your dissolution sooner
- Mediation is less expensive
- Mediation is confidential, which is especially important when children are involved
- Mediation is less time-consuming
- Mediation allows the parties to decide the outcome
- Mediation is cooperative and collaborative
- Mediation is less argumentative or adversarial
- Mediation produces more long-term agreements and a lower rate of re-litigation
Mediation requires the parties to choose a family law mediator specifically trained to assist the couple in resolving their issues. The mediator assists the parties toward a resolution of their disputes by providing legal information, suggesting creative and appropriate potential resolutions to difficult issues to address, and resolving the parties’ conflict. When an agreement has been reached by both parties, the mediator drafts an agreement for review and assists the couple with finalizing the matter with the court.
Why It Works
A successful mediation is the result of hard work, organization and the commitment of both parties to a less painful route through family law matters. A good mediator will make each party feel heard and will hone in on the issues that are most important to the parties. The result is an agreement that each party feels invested in, which makes the agreement much more sustainable in the long term.
Doyle Quane’s Innovative Mediation Process
Doyle Quane’s mediators are highly skilled family law attorneys who have spent their careers tackling complex family law matters. Our mediators are trained to take a multi-disciplinary approach to your case and work with you to identify smart solutions rooted primarily in the protection of any minor children, along with a mutual commitment to the preservation of important assets and continued prosperity.
We have designed an internal infrastructure capable of handling mediation matters large and small. Our physical spaces have been designed to facilitate mediation sessions, and we are currently in the process of building another modern mediation facility right here in our Danville location. Our in-house family law forensic accounting team is also available to parties on demand, which allows for a neutral expert to weigh in and assist parties with resolution of their most complex financial, business and property division issues.
Our mediators are also fluent in the technology necessary to conduct virtual mediation sessions from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual process offers clients the same or better caliber and quality of communication available to them during in-person mediations. This process also offers the unique advantage of allowing each party the psychological benefit of a “home court advantage” without an adverse impact on the neutrality of the session. We have found that when parties are unable to conduct in-person mediation at our mediation facility, or simply prefer to mediate from home, the enhanced sense of comfort and familiarity in their home environment can have a significant and positive effect on the parties’ progress towards resolution.