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Why Should You Consider Mediation?

At The Law Office of Elizabeth A. Hill, my promise is to provide you with experienced guidance through any family law matter. This includes exploring all of your options and giving you honest and realistic advice about the best way to accomplish your goals. While it is not appropriate for every case, alternative dispute resolution proves very advantageous for many families.

Call my office in Lexington at 859-554-1567 to discuss the benefits of mediation in your family matter.

Mediation Gives You A Voice And Control Over Your Future

Mediation and collaborative law are two forms of alternative dispute resolution available in Kentucky. These two processes are about working together to find a solution that best fits your family's individual needs. You and your spouse or co-parent do not have to agree on everything or even share the same opinions for the process to be effective.

  • You can save money: Few people want to spend more money than is required on their legal matter. Mediation is much more cost-effective than litigation, because you do not have to pay as many attorney's fees or court costs.
  • The court does not dictate your schedule: You pick the date and time you want to meet. Unlike court, the meeting begins the moment you and the other party arrive. This also helps you resolve your matter much more quickly.
  • You have control over decisions: A judge has the final say over decisions made in court. In mediation, you get to decide which compromises you will make and what choices you want to live with.
  • You can be creative: A judge is going to make an informed decision, but he or she is not going to spend time figuring out the nuances that will make a property settlement or parenting arrangement truly work for your family.
  • The process is easier on the entire family: People who are satisfied with an agreement are much more likely to comply with its terms, and it can set a good foundation for a working relationship. Watching mom and dad cooperate before and after can also make a major life transition easier on children who are involved.
  • You can keep the details of your personal life private: Courtrooms are generally open to the public and a judge will hear your motions in front of many other people waiting for their turn. Mediation takes place behind closed doors, and the details of your matter do not become public record.
  • It is an informal process with formal protections: Mediated agreements are legally enforceable. Although you are working with another party toward resolution, you can still have a lawyer protecting your interests.

Still Have Questions? I Will Answer Them Personally.

Do not spend any more time worrying about your future. Instead, get the answers you need to make an informed decision directly from an attorney. Call my law office at 859-554-1567 or send me an email, and I will personally reach out to you.