Children and finances are major concerns at the end of a marriage or civil partnership. You want to do the best you can for your children, but resolving the complicated issues related to childcare arrangements and household finances can be incredibly difficult.
For over 30 years, we have been helping families through situations just like yours. It takes more than just a competent legal mind in times like these; it takes a compassionate person to truly understand and effectively find a solution that is best for everyone involved.
Family mediation is where a trained, skilled, neutral legal professional helps you and your ex come to an agreement on a variety of issues, including:
These issues are often resolved by judges after hard-fought trials. But, litigation has some significant disadvantages:
Judges encourage parties to mediate.
Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method, and helps avoid or minimize many of these disadvantages.
The advantages of family mediation include:
Family mediation relies on the following principles to ensure a successful process:
Family mediation covers a broad range of topics, typically within divorce or paternity litigation, including:
Family mediation is a delicate process; you need a trained and experienced mediator to help you sort through the many issues confronting your family during this process. Our lawyers serve as mediators and also as advocates in cases mediated by others.
At Gjesdahl Law, we are driven by compassion to use our experience and education to help families like yours find the most amicable resolution possible for family law disputes. We hope you will contact us to learn more about how mediation can help your family.
A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Leah is a Senior Shareholder at Gjesdahl Law, P.C. After graduating from Moorhead State University, she joined the firm in 2000 as a parale…
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