Resolving Family Conflicts Through Mediation
Litigation produces winners and losers. That can be destructive in family law, especially when children are involved.
Mediation offers a different way forward. Instead of each side maneuvering to win, the parties work together to find a healthy and practical middle ground.
The Law Offices of Paul A. Maranan offers mediation services to resolve difficult divorce and custody disputes. Talk to our experienced attorneys to discuss whether mediating is right for your situation.
Family Law Mediation In The Milwaukee Area
In mediation, you both sit down with a neutral third party to work toward an out-of-court agreement. The mediator is there to keep the negotiations on track, identify the core conflicts, clarify legal questions, and suggest possible compromises and solutions. Mediation can work for all divorce and child custody issues:
- Dividing marital property and debts
- Determining primary custody and parenting time
- Working out the details of the parenting plan
- Negotiating spousal maintenance (alimony)
- The logistics of parent relocation (moving the children out of state)
The Pros And Cons Of Mediation
Mediation is typically much less expensive than litigation. Mediation is generally quicker and occurs on your timetable. With the focus on common ground and moving forward, there is less animosity and “mind games.” And lastly, the solutions are in your hands instead of being imposed by a judge.
The main drawback of mediation is that it is nonbinding. Both parties must be willing to negotiate in good faith and be committed to reaching an agreement. Even when mediation does not result in a settlement, it serves to define and narrow down the disputes.
Explore Our Mediation Services
The experienced lawyers of the Law Offices of Paul A. Maranan can serve as mediators to guide you toward a “win-win” resolution of these complex and emotional conflicts.
We are also accomplished in collaborative family law, traditional negotiation and courtroom litigation. We can help you decide the best approach for your circumstances. Call us today at 414-483-4400 or use our online form to arrange a consultation at our offices in Milwaukee or Cudahy (by appointment).