Portsmouth Mediation Attorneys
Mediation Services for Divorce & Family Law Cases
At Kozak & Davis, P.C., we are committed to helping our clients resolve their cases through mediation, as opposed to litigation. We understand that the stresses of divorce and family law can make it difficult to think clearly, and can make it difficult to resolve important issues fairly and amicably. Our goal is to help our clients come to a resolution that is fair and equitable, and that takes into consideration all of their rights and interests.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a process where a third party, the mediator, assists the parties in resolving their dispute. A mediator helps the parties to explore options, identify interests and concerns, and work towards a resolution. A mediator does not make decisions for the parties, but helps them to find their own solutions.
How Does Mediation Work?
In Virginia, a divorce can only be decided by a judge if the parties are unable to reach an agreement, or if the judge finds that one party has not made a good-faith effort to reach an agreement. If the parties are able to reach an agreement, the judge will decide their case based on the agreement and may decide to make certain orders based on the terms of the agreement.
Mediation can be used to help the parties reach an agreement, or can be used to help the parties to better understand each other's concerns and needs so that they can better communicate and come to an agreement.
Divorce Mediation vs. Litigated Divorce
Mediation and litigation are two different options for resolving divorce and family law cases. Mediation is a less adversarial process that allows the parties to resolve their case in a less stressful environment. Litigation, on the other hand, is a more formal process that takes place in front of a judge, and allows the judge to make decisions for the parties.
Mediation and litigation can be used in conjunction with each other. For example, the parties may use mediation to come to an agreement on the terms of their divorce, and the judge may approve the agreement if the judge finds that the parties made a good-faith effort to reach an agreement. Alternatively, the parties may use litigation to resolve certain issues, and then use mediation to resolve other issues.
Contact Us Today
Whether you are considering mediation or litigation for your divorce or family law case, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation. We are here to help you understand your options, and to help you make the best decision for your interests and needs.
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