Mediation Attorneys in Decatur, AL
Registered Mediator for Your Divorce & Family Law Issues
In Morgan County, divorce mediation is a mandatory requirement set forth by the courts. Mediation may also be appropriate for other domestic or civil issues, providing a low-cost alternative to courtroom litigation. As an alternative dispute resolution process, mediation has gained increasing importance in the legal arena.
At White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC, we have seen how thoughtful discourse and skilled negotiation can be used to better and more humanely resolve legal disputes. Brian Oakes, our mediation lawyer, is an Alabama registered mediator who maintains registration on the civil, domestic, and domestic violence mediation rosters of the Alabama Dispute Resolution Center. In addition to his experience as a trial attorney, Brian has been a college professor for over 18 years and has advanced degrees in Communication Studies. His education and training in communication and law give Brian a unique perspective when helping people find creative solutions and middle ground.
What is Mediation & How Does It Work?
In divorce or other types of disputes, mediation consists of you and the other party meeting with a mediator (e.g. lawyer, counselor, or therapist) to discuss and resolve the issues that form the basis of your dispute. Mediators are neutral third parties who are extensively trained to help guide you through problem solving and positive communication towards a settlement of your differences.
Keep in mind, they do not make decisions for you, as is done by a judge in a courtroom. In divorce mediation, this process would involve helping you reach a mutually agreed divorce settlement.
Mediation has many advantages over courtroom litigation:
- Mediation is private and confidential
- You and the other party are in control and make your own decisions instead of being subject to the court
- Mediation saves time and money because you are not dependent on court costs and schedules
- You still can consult with your lawyer for advice while undergoing mediation
- Mediation is a less stressful and contentious process and may advance future communication with your ex-spouse or the other disputed party
Turn to White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC
Avoiding a court battle in a divorce or other dispute has many advantages for your sanity, your pocketbook, and your dignity. Our firm provides individuals and families throughout Morgan County with experienced and compassionate legal services. We urge you to experience the benefits of mediation with the help of our trusted Decatur mediation lawyer.
Call us at (256) 355-1100 to get started.