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Mediation

Mediation Attorney in Birmingham

We accept cases in 9 counties: Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair. 

25+ Years of Mediation Excellence in Michigan

The Law Firm of Victoria uses attorney-assisted mediation in high-conflict cases, legally complex cases, and cases where one party is being unreasonable. After Discovery is completed and there has been a sufficient exchange of information, the attorney will prepare a mediation statement providing information to the mediator regarding children’s issues, property and debt issues, and spousal support. Both parties attend the mediation with their attorneys. The role of the mediator is to remain neutral and assist the parties in reaching a negotiated settlement. The attorney’s role is to advocate for and advise their client in the mediation setting. It takes compromise on both sides and the goal of mediation is to come to a negotiated agreement. If you are successful at reaching a settlement during the mediation process, then the agreement will be incorporated into a consent judgment and entered with the court. If you are not successful in reaching a settlement at mediation, your case will be set for trial. Any settlement negations at mediation are considered confidential and cannot be used at trial.

Contact Our Mediation Team for Guidance today at (248) 780-1775.

Consultations are available in-person and by phone for FREE.

WHY CHOOSE MEDIATION INSTEAD OF LITIGATION?

Mediation is an effective, cost-efficient, and less stressful alternative to resolving legal disputes than traditional litigation. 

Here are some reasons why you should choose mediation:

  • Cost-Effective: Mediation is typically less expensive than litigation because it doesn't require court appearances, extensive paperwork, or lengthy trials.
  • Faster Resolution: Mediation can resolve disputes more quickly than litigation because it doesn't involve lengthy court proceedings or waiting for a judge's decision.
  • Less Stressful: Mediation takes place in a neutral setting, which can reduce the emotional strain that often accompanies legal disputes.
  • Control Over Outcome: In mediation, parties have more control over the outcome of the dispute, rather than leaving it in the hands of a judge.
  • Confidentiality: Mediation sessions are confidential, which means that anything discussed during mediation cannot be used against either party in court.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MEDIATION IS THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR MY FAMILY LEGAL DISPUTE

Determining whether mediation is the right path for your family legal dispute involves considering various factors unique to your situation. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Can Both Parties Communicate Effectively? Mediation requires open and respectful communication. If both parties are willing to discuss their issues calmly and listen to one another, mediation may be a suitable option.
  • Is There a Willingness to Compromise? Successful mediation hinges on the willingness of both parties to make concessions and work towards a mutually agreeable solution. If you and the other party are open to compromise, mediation could be effective.
  • Are the Issues Clear and Identifiable? Mediation works best when the issues at hand are well-defined and both parties have a clear understanding of what needs to be resolved. This clarity can facilitate a more focused and productive mediation process.
  • Is There Mutual Respect? Mediation requires a level of respect between the parties involved. If you respect the other party and believe they respect you, the mediation process can proceed more smoothly.
  • Do You Want to Avoid a Lengthy Legal Battle? If you're looking for a quicker and less adversarial way to resolve your dispute compared to traditional litigation, mediation can be a beneficial alternative.
  • Can You Keep Emotions In Check? Family legal disputes can be highly emotional, but mediation requires a level-headed approach. If you and the other party can manage your emotions during discussions, mediation may be effective.
  • Is Confidentiality Important to You? If you prefer to keep your dispute and its resolutions private, mediation’s confidentiality can be particularly appealing.

If you find that you and the other party meet these criteria, mediation could be a favorable path for resolving your family's legal dispute. However, seeking the advice of a qualified mediation attorney can further help in making this crucial decision.

Our experienced mediation attorney in Birmingham can help you navigate the mediation process and work toward a fair, mutually beneficial resolution to your family law dispute.

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