Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation

Mediating family law disputes is a good alternative to litigating them. At the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez, we are trained in areas of alternative dispute resolution and utilize these skills in mediating cases in a non-adversarial manner. Often, mediation is an expeditious way of handling a marital termination, custody dispute or support issue without the inherent complications, delays and expense. Mediation can accomplish the following:

Preservation of Fragile Relationships

Serving as a mediator is gratifying for the attorneys at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez. A successful mediation will usually save both parties thousands of dollars in legal fees, in addition to preventing even further deterioration of the relationship between the parties. This concept becomes even more important when children are involved, since parents who litigate usually find it very difficult, if not impossible, to communicate with one another after the litigation dust settles. We are committed to assisting our clients with preserving these fragile relationships.

Realistic Compromise

As active practicing family law attorneys, the team at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez is able to engage in “reality testing” to enhance the mediation process. This tool allows both parties to get an idea of what may happen if the case is decided by a judge. With our assistance, parties end up with a better idea of whether a mediated resolution is worth considering, after weighing the possible outcomes that might result if the case were litigated.

Avoiding Costly Legal Bills

There can be a significant cost savings for both parties when they decide to mediate, rather than litigate, a case. At the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez, we work with parties, other attorneys and experts to facilitate a mediated resolution. We are committed to the concept that money spent on protracted and costly litigation can be much better spent towards a person’s or family’s future.