Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
Couples considering divorce are often deterred from or overwhelmed by the prospect of litigation and a courtroom. Exorbitant legal fees and drawn-out trials, while sometimes necessary, can be avoided or greatly mitigated by involving a mediator in the divorce process.
According to the recently released article regarding the mediation process from Anderson Hunter Family Law Firm, this method of resolving divorce cases is ever-increasing in popularity and is now required in most Washington counties prior to going to trial.
“Mediation is a cost-effective, efficient, and private way to resolve many, if not all, of the issues surrounding the dissolution of a couple's marriage,” explains Anderson Hunter.
The mediator is able to act as an advocate and voice for both parties, helping to identify priorities, relieve concerns, and resolve issues in the case.
Learn more about Anderson Hunter Family Law Firm’s mediation services by visiting their website.
“Unlike arbitration where the parties to a lawsuit introduce evidence and testimony in court before a designated arbitrator who makes a decision for the parties, mediation allows the couple to negotiate a settlement that they may both find satisfactory and to which they voluntarily agree,” the article states.
Anderson Hunter’s article explains to their readers that by relying on the skills of their mediator, each party can be sure of finding a fair and reasonable resolution to their conflict. Because a good mediator will encourage a forum in which each party has the ability for maximum input on structuring and negotiating the settlement, all parties can be assured that they have been heard and are being protected by the good sense and experience of their attorney and mediator.
About The Family Law Department at Anderson Hunter Law Firm:
The attorneys in the Family Law Department at the Anderson Hunter Law Firm, G. Geoffrey Gibbs and Laurie Ummel, have decades of legal experience and are well-recognized within their field. They routinely handle all types of family law issues including divorce, child custody, relocation, parenting plans, child support, non-parental custody actions, adoptions and more, The Family Law Department at Anderson Hunter is one of the preeminent and most respected firms in the field in the Northwest, most often handling cases in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and selective King County cases. Take advantage of a free consultation and call to make an appointment with Geoff or Laurie today.