Family Law Mediation

What Is Mediation?

Mediation involves the parties to litigation, or dispute, meeting with a neutral third-party (the mediator) for assistance with reaching settlements and making decisions. The mediator does not represent either of the parties, and the mediator’s goal is to help the parties reach an agreement that satisfies everyone involved in their unique and particular family situation. If children are involved in the case, the mediator is always looking to help the parties remain child focused, seeking to work with the parties to make decisions that will be in their children’s best interest. Discussions held in mediation are confidential, and cannot be used by either party in court if the case does not settle.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation is significantly less expensive than taking a family law matter to court. Often times, the parties are able to negotiate a settlement within 2 to 3 meetings with an experienced mediator.

Mediation allows the parties to have the final say in how their case is resolved, instead of requiring a Judge to make decisions on their behalf and that of their family.

Agreements reached through mediation can be creative in nature, carefully crafted to meet the specific needs of any individual family situation.

Parties are able to speak to one another in a neutral, comfortable environment through mediation.

The mediator can help each party see the other’s point of view, and guide discussions to be more focused and productive.

Reaching an agreement through mediation is often a much healthier and less emotionally-taxing way to resolve family law disputes.

Discussions held in mediation are confidential–unlike courtroom testimony.

Mediation Services Provided

The Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC have trained and experienced mediators available for every type of family law issue, including, but not limited to:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Modification of Custody, Visitation and/or Child Support
  • Other unique family issues

Cases Involving Domestic Violence

In cases involving domestic violence, mediation is possible with the consent of all parties. Special precautions are taken to ensure safety and civility for everyone involved. If necessary, the mediator will separate the parties to ensure that each feels comfortable and free to speak his or her mind. Furthermore, if either party feels threatened or the mediator recognizes an unhealthy shift in the discussions, the mediation can be terminated.

Learn More About The Mediation Process

Click on the buttons below to learn more about the Divorce Mediation Advantages and Property Mediation.

Free Attorney Consultation

We offer free initial consultations to discuss how mediation may be beneficial to you and your unique family issues. To talk with a family law mediator at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia, Maryland office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our online contact form.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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