Battling through the divorce process in court can be extremely stressful, public, expensive, and time consuming. Many divorcing couples decide to go through mediation, as an alternative form of dispute resolution. At The Millard Law Firm, our Alpharetta family lawyers are committed to guiding you through the mediation process, saving you time, money, and alleviating the stress associated with divorce.
Mediation is a process that encourages the parties to resolve their disputes without court intervention. Many metro Atlanta counties will require that the parties attend mediation prior to appearing before the court. During the mediation process, the parties and their counsel sit down in the same room with a neutral party called a mediator. A mediator is neither a judge nor a jury and cannot make a binding decision for the parties. The mediator simply listens to each party’s issues and version of events and helps the parties reach a settlement agreement.
Mediation can be used to make decisions on a wide range of issues, such as:
A mediator can charge anywhere from $200 to $300 per hour. These fees are charged in addition to any fees charged for each party’s attorney’s fees. Although the expense of a mediator and an attorney can be costly, it is generally less costly than pursuing further litigation. We are committed to using our years of experience and extensive resources to our clients' advantage, making the mediation process go as smoothly as possible.