Dutchess County Mediation Lawyer
Get a Divorce without Court in New York
When your divorce seems to be headed towards an amicable conclusion, you may want to rely on mediation techniques to finalize it, rather than courtroom litigation. During mediation, you and your spouse will sit down with a third-party family law attorney who acts as the mediator. Instead of fighting back and forth or allowing the third-party professional to make decisions for you, the mediator is there to help you and your spouse understand what is going on, what your rights are, and what is probably the best solution for each problem you encounter.
If you are looking for a mediator, our Dutchess County mediation attorneys from the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC can help you. We have more than 75 years of combined legal experience dedicated to family law and reaching agreeable outcomes for our clients and their families.
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Benefits of Mediation Over Divorce
If you are still wondering if mediation is right for you, it is time to consider some of the many benefits that mediation can offer that traditional divorces simply cannot. Right away, you should expect to feel less contention and intimidation while going through mediation. Without the air of a courtroom around you, it is easier to feel at ease and focus on the task at hand, rather than getting caught up in past grievances.
Other benefits mediation can provide you and your spouse include:
- Cost: If you do not need to keep going to court, you do not need to keep paying the court for its time and attention.
- Expedience: Speaking of the court’s time, you do not have to rely on its own clogged schedule. Mediation is set to your calendar and can therefore conclude faster in most cases.
- Privacy: Divorces go into public records where anyone can “go through your dirty laundry”. Mediation does not – it is all confidential and for your eyes only.
- Equitable: Legal guidelines and legislation can feel impersonal and overlook your own needs. Mediation puts the power of choosing what is fair into your own hands.
- Practice: Realistically, your divorce signing will probably not be the last time you see your ex-spouse. Mediation can help you “practice” communicating with one another without conflict.
Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration
The difference between mediation and arbitration is that a mediator is a neutral third party that does not have the authority to make decisions without the approval of both parties, while an arbitrator is more like a judge that has the authority to make decisions without both parties’ approval. Consequently, arbitration is higher stakes and is used more often by large businesses and consumers.
Distinguish the Good from the Bad with Our Help
Many couples who enter into mediation are excited to know that they can compromise with their spouses instead of getting into legal fights in court. This anticipation of the dissolution of their marriage should be approached with some caution, however. There are always good compromises and bad compromises, and if you are focused on just getting to a compromise, you might be selling yourself short again and again.
Let our Dutchess County divorce mediation attorneys be there for you during your mediation. We can either be the mediator or be your legal counsel during the mediation. Whatever your choice, you will not be disappointed with the trustworthy guidance we can afford you.
Contact us for divorce mediation help today. You will be glad you did.
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