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We can Help Minimize Conflict and Maximize Satisfaction with Your Divorce | Passionate Pursuit of Healthy Mediation

If you're preparing for a divorce, you are likely imagining the worst possible process and outcome. While it is true that divorce can be a highly contentious experience, it doesn't have to be that way. This is why we encourage all of our clients to at least consider using mediation to resolve their Family Law disputes. Attorney Madan Ahluwalia is extremely passionate in his advocation for mediation due to its effectiveness in both the short-term and long-term. He has extensive experience and training in the field of mediation and is thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject.

In Family Law, mediation is a process that uses a non-adversarial approach. It is not about who wins and who loses, as is inherently the case with litigation. Instead, a neutral, third-party mediator will work directly with the parties involved so that they can come to mutually beneficial agreements without involving the court system. Mediators focus on helping the parties come to an agreement on the most difficult family-related issues, including:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Spousal Support
  • Asset Division
  • Debt Division
  • Terms Which Are Unique to Your Case
  • Much More

Since the mediator is a neutral third-party, they can often make recommendations that would be dismissed if they came from anyone else. Even parties that thought an amicable solution in their divorce would be impossible have found great success using this strategy, as long as everyone involved is willing to commit and give it an honest try.

Mediation tends to lead to much more effective and amicable long-term relationships between the divorcing couple, which is incredibly beneficial when it comes to helping children cope with and adjust to the emotional and practical upheaval inherent in a divorce.

Who Should Consider Mediation

Mediation is the ideal solution for the majority of marriages. If you are able to say yes to some, or even all, of these statements, it is very likely that you could benefit from mediation:

  • Would you prefer to have a predictable outcome to your divorce?
  • Would you rather create a customized agreement instead of a generic option implemented by the courts?
  • Do you want to feel empowered to come up with your own solutions to disagreements?
  • Do you want to work to allow an amicable, or even friendly, relationship with your ex after the divorce?
  • Do you believe that communication is possible with the other party, especially if there is a third party there to help?
  • Is there at least a basic trust between you and the other party?
  • Are you comfortable sharing your thoughts and opinions with the other party?
  • Do you want to get your divorce completed quickly?
  • Do you want to save money on your divorce?
  • Has your marriage been free of domestic violence?

While most people can't answer yes to every one of these questions, the chances are good that at least some of them can be answered in the affirmative. If that is the case, please contact us to discuss mediation as an option for your divorce. Madan has a significant amount of experience in this area, is passionate about its application, and would love the opportunity to work with you through the mediation process.

Additional Resources

The American Bar Association has provided a free guide to help you prepare for mediation. Click here for access.

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