Connecticut Divorce Mediation Attorneys
Westport Mediation Lawyers
If you are getting divorced, there are alternatives to costly lawsuits and painful court battles. At the Westport, Connecticut, family law offices of Freshman & McGlynn, LLC, we handle all types of divorce, from mediation to reasonable negotiations to contested litigation.
We are effective lawyers who advocate strongly for our clients. We use our mediation skills to settle important issues involved in a divorce. Settling matters outside the courtroom is often a less contentious, more effective way of reaching agreement on key issues, and can also result in a better settlement than could be reached through litigation.
Our attorneys are trained, experienced divorce mediators with nearly 70 years of combined experience resolving family law matters. In addition to their experience, our attorneys also share a deep commitment to providing our clients with personal, highly attentive service.
If your marriage is headed for a divorce and you are interested in settling matters and want to avoid going to court, mediation may be right for you. Contact us today to find out more about why many couples are finding mediation to be a better alternative than going to court. A lawyer will discuss your case and help you determine if mediation is right for you.
How does mediation work?
In the mediation process, both parties agree to sit down with a trained mediator and attempt to reach agreement on key issues such as child custody, child support, alimony and property distribution instead of arguing these issues in court. Mediation works best when you are able to work cooperatively with the other party. If you and your spouse are unable to communicate without an argument erupting, we can tailor the mediation process to include mental health professionals and consulting attorneys.
The attorney mediator acts as a neutral third party and assists both parties in the disclosure of information and the discussion of goals and objectives. Once a mediation agreement has been reached on all the important issues, it is advisable for an attorney to review the mediation settlement agreement for accuracy, fairness and legal soundness for each client. In addition to serving as mediators, we also coach and advise clients in mediation.
The advantages of family mediation include:
- Less stressful, less contentious than a court battle
- Less time-consuming and more convenient — you are not subject to the court's schedule and can schedule mediation sessions when they are convenient for you
- Better for the children — nothing about a contentious court battle is good for children
- Affordability — mediation can often requires less time and work on the behalf of your attorney, which often translates into more manageable legal fees when compared with the costs of litigation
While mediation is not for everyone, it is an attractive alternative to the traditional courtroom divorce, which can take many months to complete and cost thousands of dollars.
Contact the Connecticut divorce and mediation attorneys at Freshman & McGlynn, LLC, today to discuss your unique situation and your legal options.