Mediation Lawyers Alpharetta, Georgia
Handling Alternative Dispute Resolution
Battling through the divorce process in court can be extremely stressful, public, expensive, and time consuming. Many divorcing couples decide to go through mediation, as an alternative form of dispute resolution. At The Millard Law Firm, our Alpharetta family lawyers are committed to guiding you through the mediation process, saving you time, money, and alleviating the stress associated with divorce.
What is the Difference Between Divorce & Mediation?
Mediation is a process that encourages the parties to resolve their disputes without court intervention. Many metro Atlanta counties will require that the parties attend mediation prior to appearing before the court. During the mediation process, the parties and their counsel sit down in the same room with a neutral party called a mediator. A mediator is neither a judge nor a jury and cannot make a binding decision for the parties. The mediator simply listens to each party’s issues and version of events and helps the parties reach a settlement agreement.
Mediation can be used to make decisions on a wide range of issues, such as:
Affordable Alpharetta Mediation Services
A mediator can charge anywhere from $200 to $300 per hour. These fees are charged in addition to any fees charged for each party’s attorney’s fees. Although the expense of a mediator and an attorney can be costly, it is generally less costly than pursuing further litigation. We are committed to using our years of experience and extensive resources to our clients’ advantage, making the mediation process go as smoothly as possible.
Divorce mediation is a settlement process between a married couple that wants a divorce, without having to go to court. It is based on mutual respect since the couple maintains the power and control in regards to their divorce, rather than having a judge decide.
Mediation is typically less stressful, less time-consuming, and less expensive than a divorce trial. Mediation is a viable option if both the parties are honest, disclose all their assets, and are willing to compromise.
A divorce mediator will help you reach an agreement in regards to child custody, child support, property, and assets division, and any other aspect of the case to ultimately finalize your divorce. At The Millard Law Firm, we have the best divorce mediation attorneys who will help you finalize your divorce in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Call (678) 319-9500 to talk to one of our experienced and compassionate lawyers about your divorce dispute in Alpharetta, Georgia.
If you are looking for a divorce mediator in Alpharetta and the greater Atlanta area, the Millard Law Firm can help you. The mediator’s goal is to help the spouses resolve their issues and come to an agreement, whether that is regarding child custody, child support, finances, property, or assets.
Divorce mediation is preferable when both parties are willing, to be honest, and work together. In some counties, it is required before you can have a final hearing. Divorce mediation is much more cost-effective than going to court. Getting a divorce is costly and often stressful both emotionally and financially. The Millard Law Firm will always advise you as to the risks and benefits of going to court before walking away from mediation without an agreement.
If you are thinking about getting a divorce and you think that you and your spouse can work things out without having to go to court, mediation is highly recommended.
We encourage you to schedule a confidential conversation with a divorce lawyer who can prepare you for the mediation process. He or she can go over questions that will be asked and give tips on how to communicate with your spouse.
At The Millard Law Firm, we always look to see if there is a possibility of resolving issues through mediation. Meditation is a great way to resolve a family dispute or divorce as it is cost-effective and mitigates having to go through court proceedings.
Another benefit of mediation is that the spouses who negotiate through mediation, have more control over their dispute. No judge has to intervene and make the decision for them. We see that spouses who proactively communicate over the division of property and assets, as well as child custody and child support, will preserve their relationships more than couples who go through a divorce that has been taken to court.
If you have any questions about your divorce dispute, please feel free to call us at (678) 319-9500, and one of our Alpharetta mediation attorneys will be happy to help you!