Mediation, the most amicable process, allows you and your spouse to work together to mediate your differences, determine your wants and needs, and arrive at a structured settlement agreement through a non-adversarial manner. This is the most cost efficient manner and allows you to maintain the greatest level of control over your divorce.
When you and your spouse disagree, our attorney’s uses dispute resolution techniques and their knowledge of North Carolina Law to help guide you to resolve your differences.
As a private, informal affair, there are many benefits to mediation or arbitration.
Just some of these benefits include:
- The parties involved control the outcome and how the dispute is settled.
- The parents (or disputing parties) get to decide what is best, as opposed to letting the court decide.This process allows both parties to resolve the case or dispute much faster than trial courts can.
- Through mediation, you can get an official court order without needing a contested hearing.
This process can lower the costs associated with the court because the resolution occurs without a trial.
- Mediation benefits children. This process is known for reducing conflict and uncertainty.
Additionally, one of the most prominent aspects of mediation is the focus on negotiation, as opposed to arguing or litigation. Parties are encouraged to openly share their ideas and brainstorm settlement options.
The process is confidential. What is said in mediation cannot be used as evidence in court. However, if the mediator learns about child abuse or neglect, or discovers that someone is in danger of physical harm, the mediator must report that information to authorities.