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Divorce Mediation in Las Vegas

For those that are considering divorce in the future, you may have heard from friends how difficult their court cases were. Each divorce is unique, so you can't always compare your case to others. While your friends may have had long battles in court that drained their assets before the process was finally over, such situations are not faced by everyone. There are options that may help you avoid this.

To better determine how your case should be handled, turn to a Las Vegas divorce lawyer from the Gordon Law Offices. There are a number of ways that a divorce case can go and we'll review your case to help get you started on the right track.

How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

Preparing for mediation is performing your due diligence. Being properly prepared can help the session go smoother and faster. Couples who practice this due diligence have seen great success in their results.

Here are a few ways that you can prepare for divorce mediation:

  • Create a written plan of action that will assist you in communicating your goals clearly
  • Create a list of questions for your mediator so that there are no assumptions made about roles or structure
  • If applicable, speak with your lawyer about legal issues you are confused about

In addition, contact our law office for more information about how you can specifically prepare. Issues surrounding divorce can be intense, so you will want to be informed of your rights.

What is the Role of the Mediator?

The mediator has many functions, but the primary role is to guide and assist both parties towards amicable resolutions. While the mediator does not decide the outcome, they do facilitate discussion that will help both sides come to an agreement.

Additional duties of the mediator include:

  • To orchestrate the meeting in a fair and unbiased way
  • Declining or withdrawing from mediation if there is a conflict of interest
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Creating an environment that encourages open discussion

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

Many instances of divorce are what are known as "contested." In this, the couple is unable to come to an agreement, resulting in heated tension and differing views on who deserves what. This is understandable since there is likely already conflict, and a divorce can bring out this tension. For a couple that cannot agree on the details of their divorce – or even in some cases where they both want to end the marriage – a contested divorce may be more difficult, but it may also be more necessary.

Uncontested divorces occur when the two spouses need separate representation, but are in agreement that they will make the effort to work together toward an outcome that works for both of them. This can often involve the mindset of "you win some and you lose some." Both parties will often need to compromise in these cases, but litigation is avoided so that there is no heated fight before a family law judge.

Divorce Mediation – Avoid the Courtroom Battle

One option for uncontested divorce is what is known as mediation. Through meditation, the two parties work together with the same attorney. The fact that only one attorney is used is one of the more defining features of mediation. This alone can cut down on the cost of divorce and relieve some of the tension when there aren't two different lawyers arguing with each other and only looking out for their own client.

In mediation, the couple will be more likely to have the same mindset regarding what the final outcome should look like. They may not each get everything they want, but sometimes it is more important to clients that the resolution is fast and affordable. One of the major benefits of mediation is that it can be quicker than litigation.

Without both sides contesting each aspect of the divorce, the terms can be set forth and approved in order to move on to the next step. The court will be more likely to approve the terms and there will be no need for an elongated case such as many contested divorcees face. Mediation can come with a wealth of benefits as long as it is handled correctly. Mistakes can end up being more harmful and may leave long-lasting consequences or errors that delay the process. When you are choosing how to go about your divorce, you want to start with the services of a skilled lawyer. You can gain access to such services by calling Gordon Law Offices and setting up your free consultation.

Consult a Las Vegas Mediation Attorney Today

At Gordon Law Offices, our attorneys are skilled mediators that look for solutions that can bring relief in a timely and affordable manner. Together, we have around 60 years of experience handling all types of family law matters and we continue to increase our capabilities in divorce cases. When the time has come for your marriage to come to an end, there are many details to work out. Even if you and your spouse are able to agree on the major details, it is best to work with a professional divorce attorney in Las Vegas that can assist with all the details and aid you in having a better understanding of how to take on this situation.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation.

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