Mediation – Phoenix Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys – Reppucci & Roeder
Mediation – Phoenix Divorce Lawyers of Reppuucci Reppucci, PLLC
Divorce, separation and custody disputes can leave you feeling helpless as if there is no end in sight to the stressful environment that you are experiencing. Resolving family-related issues in the courtroom may be the best way for you to put a divorce, custody or other domestic matter behind you. However, mediation is an option that allows Arizona families to seek resolution of divorce or separation matters including the division of property, the obligation of one parent to pay child support and/or spousal support (alimony) payments, among other matters. Anyone seeking mediation as a means of resolving family-related disputes should be supported by a qualified Phoenix divorce lawyer. At Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC, our Family Law Attorneys devote a large portion of their law practice to helping families with the mediation process.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process by which families seek to resolve a variety of issues that simply cannot be resolved without the help of someone else. Mediation has proven to be a successful alternative dispute resolution option for businesses and individuals seeking the assistance of an impartial mediator to facilitate amicable negotiation. Mediation can be just as successful in the family law setting. With the help of an impartial mediator, spouses are able to express their wishes and concerns to the mediator alone, who then can speak with the other spouse alone. The mediator can then bring both spouses together to encourage them to discuss their issues in a reasonable way and seek to reach a result that is fair to all parties involved.
Mediation is a non-binding process, which simply means that no matter what the outcome is of any mediation, the result has no effect on any family court proceedings. If mediation proves to be successful, then the terms spouses and family members agree upon can be presented to the court for approval as part of a divorce settlement. If mediation is not successful, a court will be making the determination regarding the results of divorce or custody proceedings, and the requirement that one parent or spouse must pay the other spouse child or spousal support payments.
The Role of Your Attorney at Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC
If you believe mediation is a good option to seek resolution of your family-related matters, such as a divorce or separation, your attorney will not play the role of the mediator during the mediation process. Further, mediation is solely focused on what the spouses, parents, and/or other family members are disputing over. Your attorney’s role is to provide you with guidance and answer any questions you may have. It is also important to understand that not all mediators are attorneys. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of who the mediator is, and what his or her role is during the mediation process.
Contact the Phoenix Divorce Lawyers of Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC Today
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that is utilized all of the time for a wide variety of purposes. When it comes to family law disputes, whether it be a messy divorce, or a custody fight, mediation can be a positive way to resolve differences in as reasonable a way as possible. If you or a loved one is currently involved in a family law dispute and it doesn’t seem as though a resolution will be realistic without the help of someone else, it is essential that you speak with a qualified Phoenix divorce lawyer as soon as possible. The Arizona Family Law Attorneys of Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC help their clients understand and prepare for the mediation process. Our law firm has received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau in addition to a number of positive online reviews. To speak with one of our attorneys, contact Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC today by calling (480) 300-6012 to schedule an initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to assist you with your family law needs.