Shrewsbury Alternatives to Litigation
Mediation is an excellent alternative to litigation, as it provides couples with the opportunity to engage one attorney to assist them in reaching an agreement. This is ideal for parties who have the same or very similar goals for the resolution of their matter, and are able to communicate respectfully with each other.
In Mediation, the parties jointly retain an attorney. They attend two to three meetings, whereby both parties are given the opportunity to discuss their offers of settlement and possible resolutions. While the mediator cannot meet privately with either party or offer biased advice, she can discuss and weigh different options with the couple. Once an agreement is reached, the mediator prepares the documents for filing with the Court.
Although mediation is not a viable alternative for everyone, it is ideal for couples looking to reduce their costs and keep open the lines of communication. To determine if mediation is a good alternative for your family, call us to schedule an appointment and discuss the mediation process further.
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