Family Law Mediation in Reading, PA
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If you are looking to avoid the typical conflicts of family disputes that you often see flashing across a courtroom scene in a television drama, there is another option. Familial and domestic disputes and quarrels can truly be some of the ugliest because all the parties know each other so intimately.
However, the option of mediation has become increasingly common in Pennsylvania because it drains a highly conflicted situation of as many negative emotions and psychological responses. Not only will you and other family members be able to peacefully come to a decision with the help of our empathetic mediator in Reading, but it is possible to cut costs as well. Trust in the Law Office of Nikolas D. Capitano, The Leges Group LLC to help you reach a fair mutual agreement.
Call us today at (610) 200-6665 so that you and your family can benefit from a comfortable environment to settle your issues once and for all.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is an alternative method for resolving disputes about legal matters involving the family. This could include divorce, alimony, child custody, and more. Families will negotiate about future arrangements with a neutral third party being present. The mediator seeks to help both parties come to a conclusive agreement and compromise, while maintaining a peaceful environment.
Throughout the process, the mediator, who is specially trained to remain neutral, will not tell families what to do. Rather, the mediator’s job is to handle the communication aspect, simply facilitating the conversation between all parties until there is a mutual resolution.
How Does Mediation Work?
The mediation process depends on your individual family’s needs, and there is more than one option available. In some scenarios, the mediator could only meet with the different parties in a one-on-on session to privately discuss key issues. Then the mediator would go back to the other party to convey ideas and discuss responses. Until a resolution is mutually agreed upon, the mediator will keep going back and forth between the parties.
Alternatively, in a joint session, both of the groups will convene to converse about the topics at hand. In this type of session, the parties can either have legal counsel or could request to not have counsel at all.
The Benefits of Mediation
When families are trying to resolve their conflicts without resorting to the exhaustion and stress of the normal court system, it is very helpful to consider the option of mediation. One advantage is that you will not lose any of your legal rights, but will be able to cooperate with the other party in a less antagonizing way.
There are several other important advantages of mediation as well. These include:
- Having more authority and control about what decisions work to your children’s best interest
- Benefiting from less anxiety and stress which comes from toxic family fights
- Increasing opportunities for future communication to resolve problems that could happen later on
- Having the option of more flexibility to change arrangements
- Not being forced to undergo the long and arduous courtroom preparation for trial
Empathetic, Sensitive Legal Team
It can be very difficult to maintain an atmosphere of calm and peaceful communication. However, at the Law Office of Nikolas D. Capitano, The Leges Group LLC, our experienced Reading family law mediator is well acquainted with working with clients in a controlled, collaborative environment.
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