Northern Kentucky Mediation Attorney
In many cases, it is not in the best interests of either party to go to trial. Litigation is very costly, takes a long time, increases the level of emotional stress involved in the dispute, and frequently results in a settlement that does not represent the best interests of either party, or their children.
The lawyers of Greta Hoffman & Associates understand the pitfalls involved in lengthy litigation. As a result, we offer other options in an attempt to help our clients resolve their disputes in a more timely, cost-effective, and amicable manner. One of these options is mediation, and Greta Hoffman is the only attorney in our office which is trained and certified by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts as a Family Law Mediator.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process designed to help both parties resolve their dispute without the need for lengthy, contentious litigation. A neutral third party, the mediator, will sit down with both sides in order to facilitate constructive communication aimed at resolving the dispute in a more harmonious way. Mediation often results in a settlement agreement that more accurately reflects the best interests of both parties.
When opting for mediation, you do not need an attorney. However, if you feel more comfortable having a lawyer present, you may secure representation. Since the mediator is neutral and objective, she will not offer legal advice to either party. Her role is simply that of a facilitator. While mediation is commonly employed in the resolution of a divorce, Greta Hoffman can mediate any legal dispute you may have.
Am I a Candidate for Mediation?
Mediation is not for everyone. In order to successfully mediate a dispute, both parties must be able to communicate in an attempt to resolve the important issues. In some cases, physical and/or mental abuse restricts such communication and prevents the possibility of conciliation.
In general, ideal candidates for mediation:
Have a desire to work together to reach an amicable resolution to their dispute
Wish to remain on good terms after the dispute
Understand that compromise is an important component to this process
Desire to keep the costs of their case low.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation offers the following benefits over traditional litigation:
- You retain control over the important issues in your dispute and do not have to accept the decision of a judge who does not know you or fully understand your best interests
- You resolve your dispute with a greater degree of dignity and mutual respect
- You can save a great deal of time, money and emotional distress
- The resulting agreement typically better reflects the best interests of all parties involved
- It facilitates more harmonious interactions between both parties in the future
Greta Hoffman also offers collaborative law services for people wishing to resolve their divorce without going to trial.
To find out if mediation is the right option for you, please contact Northern Kentucky mediator Hoffman & Associates today to schedule an appointment. Hoffman & Associates performs mediations in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton counties of Kentucky.