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About Family Mediation

 

Family Mediation is an alternative to the traditional adversarial process of litigation in the court system. Mediation helps in resolving the disputes mostly associated with separation, divorce and co-parenting. It is a cooperative process in which the parties work together with a neutral mediator to reach agreements on such issues as custody & visitation arrangements, child & spousal support, community property settlements and other issues unique to each family. When mediation is complete and an agreement is reached the agreement is entered as a binding court order.

 

Advantages of Family Mediation include:

  • Promotes collaboration and resolves conflict between the parties;

  • Empowers the parties to create and take responsibility for their own solutions instead of relying on attorneys or judges to make important family decisions;

  • Produces agreements that are acceptable to all parties and that all will work to support;

  • Predictable, customizable results rather than relying on a "stranger in a black robe" who knows very little about your family dynamics

  • Resolve matters on a faster, more flexible schedule rather than being delayed by a court's schedule;

  • Reduced costs as opposed to incurring higher costs associated with court litigation.

  • Mediation is successful 90% of the time, so 9 times out of 10 parties will save time, money, and stress than if they go to the courthouse.

 

Attorney Jason Asbill is a certified divorce and family law mediator in Louisiana. He has met the state-issued requirements for advanced training. Whether you are just considering divorce or have already hired an attorney to file papers, contact JD Law Group today if you are interested in a free Case Assessment for family mediation.

Areas of Family Mediation

 

  • Divorce/Property Settlement

  • Child Custody/Visitation

  • Co-parenting Decisions

  • Parent/Teen Disputes

  • Parent/School Conflict

  • Sibling Disputes

  • Nursing Home Disputes

  • Family Caregiver/Elder Care Disputes

Important Aspects of Mediation

 

  • Confidentiality- According to the Louisiana Mediation Act, the mediator is held to strict confidence about anything that is discussed during mediation and cannot testify in court.

  • Voluntary- All parties' participation is voluntary and they may decide to stop mediation at any time.

  • Impartiality- The mediator's role is to serve as a 3rd party neutral to facilitate conversation and negotiation.

  • Legal advice- Though Jason is an attorney, he will not provide legal advice to any party during mediation and each party is encouraged to seek independent legal advice if they wish.

  • Party choice- Every decision will be that of the parties involved. A mediator should not judge or direct the parties.

Learn More About Mediation at:
www.mediate.com