Mediation Services for Divorce & Other Family Law Matters
Family law matters such as divorce, child custody and other issues can be incredibly difficult to resolve. Everyone has their own agendas and often conflicting sets of best interests. Creating effective resolutions can often be best achieved by finding common ground rather than fighting each other.
Mediation helps people resolve the most intractable disputes. It is an especially well-suited tool for the needs of people facing family law issues. Working with an experienced mediator can help you create the most direct path to securing the resolution you need to all types of family law matters, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Division of property
What Are The Advantages Of Mediation?
Mediation has a number of advantages over the traditional means of resolving family law issues through the courts. Some of those advantages include:
- Cost and times savings
- Keeping ultimate decision-making power in your hands rather than ceding that power to a judge
- Reduced stress
- In cases with children, it can help develop a paradigm of cooperation or peaceful dispute resolution that will be very beneficial as the child is being raised
- Protecting children from unnecessary stress
When Can Mediation Be Utilized In A Divorce or Other Family Law Matter?
I can help couples and parents in mediation at any point in the process. I have helped them when a case has already been filed and their lawyers or the judge refer them to me for mediation. I can help them, too, before the divorce has been filed and work through all the issues with the couple/parents and prepare the necessary paperwork for them to complete the divorce.
Court-Approved Mediator In Missouri & Kansas
For more than 40 years, I have been helping people work through the most difficult family law matters. I know the good that the mediation process can do and I have the experience necessary as a mediator to be able to help you effectively work through the challenges that stand between you and the resolution that will best suit your individual situation.
A Leader In The Mediation Field
I began doing divorce and family law mediation years ago when it was a rarity, and few were doing it. I have taken and presented many advanced mediation trainings and have earned the respect of the courts and the legal community for my efforts to use mediation to help people. I am proud of my role as a leader in bringing the benefits of mediation to people in Missouri and Kansas.
I also provide advanced mediation training for judges, mediators, and family lawyers. In September 2020 I will be presenting "How To Deal With Bias In Mediation". The training has been approved for continuing legal education credits in both Missouri and Kansas. It will examine the numerous ways that bias can rear its head, and become a factor in mediation; and, for that matter, life in general. This timely topic was approved for continuing legal education credits in both Missouri and Kansas before bias became a major topic in this country.
Family Mediation In The Kansas City Area
Helping people secure the effective resolutions they need to difficult family law matters is my goal. To schedule a consultation, call 816-533-5152 or contact me online.