Often times, it can be more cost effect to resolve a divorce through mediation and/or arbitration. It is still important to have the services of a lawyer to advocate for you during this process. It certainly saves you and your family money if you come to an agreement and avoid the necessity of having a long drawn out contentious divorce that ultimately ends in a trial.
The Divorce process includes a Mandatory Early Settlement Panel at the Courthouse which is considered a form of mediation. If this is not successful, there are options and sometimes requirements to attend either private Economic Mediation and/or Parenting Time Mediation. Our lawyers are trained and highly skilled at representing and advocating for you at both.