Mediation is a tool that is often used successfully to resolve a conflict. Through the mediation of family law matters, a family law attorney is hired by the parties to serve as mediator. Although an attorney, the mediator does not represent either party. Instead, the mediator’s role is to assist the parties with reaching a resolution by applying his or her knowledge and experience to the parties’ circumstances and affording each party an informed and neutral perspective on each party’s position and options for resolution. Parties may mediate family law matters in different settings. They may each be unrepresented by an attorney and may hire a mediator to work directly with them. On the other hand, they may each be represented by an attorney and may mediate with the assistance of both their attorney and the mediator. Or, they may mediate through a court-ordered mediation program with a mediator provided by the court. Regardless of the setting, the mediator’s informed and neutral perspective often proves invaluable in enabling the parties to reach a resolution.
To learn more about mediation, contact Chapel Hill Family Law by phone at (919) 419-1244 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.