Mediation often opens up communication that leads to a settlement. I’ve also found that mediated divorces tend to result in arrangements that divorcing spouses are less likely to violate.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
To help couples learn more about a non-adversarial process that can save time and money and lessen the emotional toll of divorce, Raleigh divorce lawyer Charles R. Ullman has added a mediation section to his firm’s website.
The website, http://www.divorcelawnc.com, now provides information that explains the advantages of choosing a mediated divorce over an adversarial one, and which describes in detail what a couple can expect to occur during the mediation process.
“In my experience, I’ve seen how mediated divorces can take less time to resolve and involve lower legal costs than the typical litigation process,” said Ullman, a board-certified North Carolina family law specialist and founder of the Wake County family law firm of Charles R. Ullman & Associates.
“Mediation often opens up communication that leads to a settlement. I’ve also found that mediated divorces tend to result in arrangements that divorcing spouses are less likely to violate,” he said. “That’s because mediation is a cooperative process that allows spouses to mutually agree on important issues about their lives after marriage.
“We wanted to use our website to let couples know that this is an option that is available to them. After contacting an experienced North Carolina divorce attorney and learning more about mediation, a couple may find that this option is the best one for them.”
The law firm’s website now features sections that include:
- Why Hire a Mediator– Although mediation may not be the best path in all divorces – especially those that involve allegations of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse or concealment of assets by one spouse – there are many reasons why couples choose mediation. In particular, mediation is confidential and informal, and it encourages creative solutions to issues such as distribution of marital assets, spousal support, child custody and child support.
- The Mediation Process – In contrast to litigation in a courtroom, mediation can be flexible and allow parties to make their own decisions about how to proceed. That’s why all mediations, to an extent, are different. However, all mediations must end in an agreement that is put into writing and enforceable by a court.
- Family Law Mediation– A family law mediator acts as a go-between between spouses in a divorce and facilitates negotiations. The goal is to help the parties reach mutually acceptable agreements on how they will handle significant matters about their finances and their children.
“Even though mediation allows spouses to directly negotiate with each other, it is still important to have an experienced family law attorney at your side throughout the process,” Ullman said. “A lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected, and that any agreements reached through mediation will be in your best interests.”
About Charles R. Ullman & Associates
The law firm of Charles R. Ullman & Associates, located on 109 S. Bloodworth St. in Raleigh, N.C., concentrates on family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, post-separation support and equitable distribution. Ullman is also a trained collaborative law attorney. For more information, contact the firm by calling (919) 829-1006 or use the online contact form.