Las Vegas Divorce Mediation Attorneys
What is Divorce or Post-Divorce Mediation?
Divorce or post-divorce mediation is the process where both parties attempt to resolve their issues through the facilitation of an independent family law mediator. The mediator's role is to interpret the nuances of family law as it pertains to each party's position with the intent of reaching a settlement agreement.
Divorce mediation covers all aspects of a divorce including division of assets and debts, alimony, child custody, and child support. Post-divorce mediation is used to resolve issues after the decree of divorce has been entered into the family court record.
The benefits of mediation over litigation can include a shorter time frame, less costs, greater confidentiality, and less stress. Each mediation situation is unique and the number and length of the mediation sessions vary from case to case.
Each party has the right to terminate the mediation process at any time. Neither party can be bound by the mediation discussions until a mutually agreed upon settlement agreement is reviewed, approved, signed and notarized, and filed and recorded in the Clark County Family Court.
Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?
If you and your spouse are able to conduct divorce or post-divorce negotiations in a civil manner, divorce mediation may be right for you. The most important aspect is that both parties must be willing to negotiate in good faith. If either party refuses to do so, or they are using the mediation as a litigation stalling tactic, the mediation will most likely fail.
An experienced Las Vegas divorce attorney
knows when divorce mediation is the best course of action for you. Their knowledge is based on their experience with hundreds of divorce and divorce related family law cases.
Determining if mediation is the right avenue to pursue for you begins with a comprehensive consultation. Learn more about divorce mediation consultations
Family Law Attorney Representation
Both parties have the right to attorney representation during divorce or post-divorce mediation. This is helpful to those clients who do not have a comprehensive understanding of Nevada Family Law. Your divorce mediation attorney will provide valuable advice before, during, and after each mediation session. They can also advise you on the likelihood of your position prevailing if litigated, based on their considerable trial experience.
If the mediation is successful, your attorney will prepare and review all documents with you before they are submitted to the family court for recording. If the mediation is not successful, your divorce mediation attorney can represent you in the litigation process.
Independent Family Law Mediators
Our experienced divorce and family law attorneys
can act as an independent family law mediator. An independent family law mediator is a neutral third party whose knowledge typically encompasses expert level experience in family law litigation. As such, they know which positions are reasonable and which are not.
The mediator's goal is to guide both parties toward resolution. They do not favor one party over the other. Family law mediators provide low-key guidance and do not force either party into an agreement. In the instances where either party is representing themselves, the mediator will also encourage the party to seek independent counsel before signing any documents. Regardless of the outcome, the independent family law mediator can never represent either party.
"I'm so grateful to attorney Jennifer Abrams and her paralegal Stephanie Stolz for guiding me through a successful mediation settlement. As with any settlement, concessions are made, but Jennifer completely exceeded my expectations. I feel profoundly grateful for the way I was treated and my marriage resolved."
- Joyce K.