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Family Court Mediation Explained

Family Court Mediation

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The family court system handles many different types of cases. In fact, many of those cases involve disputes regarding property and asset distribution. In addition, many cases deal with issues that relate to child custody, child support and parental visitation rights.

In both cases, the courts may require families to attempt a resolution with the aid of a family law mediator. It is often beneficial for families to attempt family law mediation to avoid lengthy and stressful court proceedings. In addition, individuals are more likely to be heard during family law mediation. In fact, each individual's interests are considered during mediation, especially the best interests of any children involved.

A family law mediator is often brought into to attempt to resolve disputes involved in divorce. For example, a family law mediator can help couples to determine an equitable distribution of property and assets. While many couples have prenuptial or post nuptial agreements in place, there are many that do not.

Couples that have agreements in place will find that the divorce process may be handled by family law mediation in a rather simple and efficient manner, unless one individual protests the legal validity of the agreement. In that case, mediation can still bring about results that are fair to both parties. Without those agreements, divorcing couples must make determinations regarding every aspect of their relationship.

If a court were to make determinations regarding all of those issues, the process would be very time consuming and either individual may be subject to a great loss of financial assets or property. Family law mediation aims to achieve an equal distribution of assets and property in cases where both individuals contributed equally to the relationship, both financially and domestically. Family law mediation takes many factors into account, as would a judge.

A family law mediator will attempt to provide a realistic interpretation of each individual's contribution to the relationship and provide just compensation to both individuals. In fact, family law mediators are very adept at helping to make determinations that are mutually beneficial to both parties.

Family law mediators can provide individuals with the opportunity to reach agreements in the absence of court proceedings. In fact, many individuals find that they are more likely to be satisfied with any outcome achieved through a mutual understanding of applicable laws and facts that apply to their particular situation. In fact, the same rules and laws apply to mediation that apply in court. Mediation can bring about similar results without the need for court intervention.

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