Divorce mediation is a more traditional alternative dispute resolution method, in which both parties retain one lawyer to achieve a settlement. In proper cases, mediation can produce favorable results with reduced conflict and cost. The Law Office of Patricia A. Sokolich also provides experienced and effective divorce and family law mediation.
Pat is a trained and experienced mediator. Mediation is an effective, cost saving approach to amicably ending a marriage. Mediation allows the parties to make their own joint decisions regarding equitable distribution, custody, visitation, etc., without the need for court intervention. The parties must be able to communicate and attempt to make a good faith effort, towards resolving the issues regarding their divorce. Mediation is a less invasive process and is generally easier on the children. The Mediator acts as a neutral third party, and the decisions are ultimately made by the parties.