Mediation is a technique of alternative dispute resolution where a third party neutral, typically a lawyer, facilitates a settlement agreement in your case.
- Mediation is confidential & mediators are impartial.
- The mediator does not “decide” on the outcome; the mediator’s role is assisting in identifying issues, facilitating communication, focusing interests, exploring alternatives, & helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
- Mediation is about self determination — you get to decide the outcome of your case.
- Mediation is an option in every civil case but is especially useful in the family law context due to the interests of privacy, flexibility & creativity in finding an arrangement that works for your family, & avoiding the slings and arrows of the courtroom. Website: https://herlihyfamilylaw.com/alabama/mediation/