In many cases, it is not in the best interests of either party to go to trial. Litigation is often an expensive, lengthy and stressful process that 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.

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.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process designed to help both parties resolve their dispute without the need for drawn out, 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.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation offers the following benefits over traditional litigation:

  • You retain control over the important issues in your dispute instead of leaving life altering decisions to a Judge.
  • 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.
  • Mediation facilitates 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 Walker & Smith Attorneys at Law today to schedule an appointment. Hoffman & Associates performs mediations in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton counties of Kentucky.


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