Separation or divorce is never an easy process; however, it does not have to be complicated or costly. If you need a family mediation service in Columbia City, it is possible to find attorneys who provide sufficient problem resolution, not problem escalation.
What is Family Mediation?
Family Mediation helps couples resolve issues relating to parenting, separations, and divorce. It can be a broad decision to choose mediation before a relationship becomes adversarial.
Some goals of family mediation include ensuring the safety of all family members, focusing the attention on the best interests of the children, and providing an equal voice to participants. Also, family mediation can reduce the emotional stress of parties, reduce financial costs, minimize conflict, and come to a fair and reasonable (and mutual) agreement.
· Make a List of Priorities
Before beginning the search for the perfect family mediation service, it can be helpful to make a list of priorities and outcomes. For example, consider what you would like to happen in terms of financial considerations, such as property and asset division, as well as living and custody arrangements.
· Ask For Referrals and Recommendations
· Read Reviews and Testimonials
Online reviews from trusted review websites can be a great way to start looking for the right family mediator. Besides, do not hesitate to read client testimonials on personal websites as well.
· Ask Questions and Gauge Level of Comfort
Asking questions is a great way to ensure that your chosen family mediator is right for you. Does the family mediator take the time to answer your questions thoroughly?
Do you feel comfortable with this family mediator? If the answer is no, perhaps it time to keep searching. Ultimately, an attorney, with whom one is not comfortable, will not be of much service. If possible, make an appointment to speak to the mediator in person or over the phone. Many family mediators offer a free consolation.
· Ensure that the Family Mediator Has the Proper Education and Credentials
Finally, one of the most critical steps in choosing a Columbia City mediation service is to ensure that your chosen family mediator is a member of the state bar in good standing, as well as a specialist in family mediation. Many attorneys specialize in multiple areas; ensure that the attorney has experience in family law specifically.
Dawn M. Boys is now accepting new clients and referrals to serve as a family mediator in unrepresented and pro se cases, in Allen, Noble, Kosciusko, Huntington, and Whitley Counties.