Family Mediation Albuquerque
If you are going through a divorce or dealing with any other family dispute that may require legal support, you may want to explore your options for family mediation before moving into a full court proceeding. During a mediation, you will be able to work with your spouse, parents, children, or whoever is directly involved with the dispute, and work to a common agreement with the help of a third party. As opposed to working with a lawyer, your mediator will work directly with each of you to reach an agreement in your family legal matter.
Mediation is a good option for when you are hoping to improve relations with your family members, not simply force an agreement through the courts or by exercising legal options that may cause resentment or further the rift in your family. Your mediator is an unbiased middleman who will consider all sides and keep you and your family members on track to arrive at a civil and fair agreement. Contact us today to discuss your options for mediation, and read more below about ways meditation can help you.
What Is Family Mediation?
Family mediation is an option for settling family disputes without involving the court system. This could be for matters such as elder care, divorce, child support, custody, prenuptial agreements, and more. When you choose to use a mediator, you are choosing to work towards a more amicable, less contentious agreement than with traditional litigation.
A mediator is an independent third party who will work through the dispute as a “middle ground,” to help you work through resentments or family dynamics with a rational and non-biased approach. When attorneys are involved with negotiations, you can be certain that each is looking for the best outcome for their client, with little to no regard for the other involved parties. A mediator takes everyone into consideration.
Should I Use a Mediator?
If you are working through family issues and you would like to avoid litigation and hope to keep or repair the relationship with the other party, a mediator is an excellent option. You will be required to collaborate with the other people in the dispute, but will have a third party to keep things civil and on-track. Oftentimes, these disputes can lead to further resentments following a decision, because one party or the other may feel taken advantage of. This is not the case with a mediator. Instead, you will work to reach a fair agreement, and any decision made with the use of a mediator is non-binding in the New Mexico courts.
What Are The Benefits of Mediation?
One of the major benefits of mediation is the ability to repair or retain your existing family relationships. When you are working with a mediator, no one family member will feel bullied or forced by legal options into the ultimate decision. Your mediator will work to keep emotions in check while rationally and logically working through the questions at hand in order to find a fair and amicable agreement for everyone. When you and your family opt for a mediator over a divorce attorney, you are signaling that you want to have a productive discussion where you can collaborate to save your relationships. Many family law issues can cause problems for years to come, but by using a mediator, you can hopefully avoid these issues and strengthen trust in your family while addressing serious issues.
Contact Us Today
If you are working through issues in your family and believe you need the assistance of a family attorney in Albuquerque, you may instead want to consider mediation options. If you are unsure of where to begin, or if mediation is even a good option for your situation, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss your situation, any past attempts at finding an agreement, and explore all options to remedy the issues. We look forward to hearing from you today.