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Dublin Attorneys Mediate Divorce Issues

Experienced family law firm provides cost-effective representation throughout Ohio

Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a stressful process. When couples litigate issues before a judge, the emotional toll and the expense increase exponentially. Fortunately, there are ways to simplify your divorce and reduce costs, while still achieving your goals for your future. For many couples, mediation is a useful tool for removing impediments to a settlement on important issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of marital property. At The Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller, our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skill to guide you through the mediation process toward a mutually acceptable, cost-effective resolution of your most contentious divorce issues.

Mediation of disputed issues can lead to a settlement agreement

The best way to control costs during divorce is to negotiate a settlement agreement of all the ancillary issues and present it to the court for approval. Even if you don’t achieve a complete agreement, you can settle most issues and hold the remaining points over for trial. When traditional negotiations fail to resolve disputes over custody, support or property division, many couples go to mediation. Mediation offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced costs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Speedier than trial
  • Protects parties from adverse court orders

Mediation has proven so useful that several states have enacted mandatory mediation before the court will schedule a hearing. In states where mediation is not automatic, a judge may order mediation before placing the case on the court calendar.

How divorce mediation works

Forms of mediation differ slightly from state to state, but in all jurisdictions an impartial third party, the mediator, meets with the spouses to work out a voluntary agreement. Over the course of several sessions, the mediator listens to the spouses, assesses the issues before them, and guides them toward a mutually acceptable resolution. However, the mediator cannot impose an agreement on the couple. If mediation fails, unresolved issues are held for trial.

To learn about the benefits of mediation, speak to a qualified divorce attorney

Before you consider mediation, you should speak with an attorney with experience in this process. Mediators are not allowed to dispense legal advice, and, in fact, many divorce mediators throughout the country are not even attorneys so they might not fully understand the legal implications of a proposed settlement. At The Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller, we help to ensure that you are fully prepared for your mediation sessions. We review your progress, carefully scrutinize all proposed agreements, and draft counter proposals that protect your rights.

Contact a trustworthy attorney to learn about divorce mediation

Mediation can speed your divorce process, reduce your stress and control costs. The Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller helps clients in Dublin and throughout Columbus, Ohio realize the full benefits of mediation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 614-764-0423 or contact our Dublin office online.

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  • A professional team trained to resolve conflict
  • Process to protect children from emotional damage
  • Creative solutions
  • Achieve goals and interests
  • Control the pace of the process
  • Control over the outcome
  • A future for all
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  • Learn benefits of collaborative family law process for you / your family
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  • Dublin Office
    5890 Sawmill Road
    Suite 110
    Dublin, Ohio 43017
    Phone: 614-764-0423
    Fax: 614-764-2486