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I Don’t Want to Go to Trial. What are My Options?

Win-Win Through Mediation

Contrary to popular belief, not all family law cases have to be litigated. If you don’t want to go to trial, Empowered Family Law offers mediation services that help you resolve your differences outside of court.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a confidential and informal way for you to reach an agreement in your case.  The parties can choose to mediate at any time before or during the litigation process.  Mediation may also be ordered by the judge in your case. 

Mediators are neutral third parties who do not choose sides and will suggest alternatives to the attorneys and parties in a case.  Attorney Kristine McCulloch is a mediator certified in Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence who has practiced in our family courts for thirteen years.  Unlike the litigation and trial process, mediation affords you the chance to retain a voice in the outcome of your case for your family’s specific needs. 

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Mediation promotes collaboration and co-parenting, which can minimize the emotional toll on your family. You have complete control over the process, allowing you to make your own decisions and agreements. When you play an active role in the outcome, you’re more invested in making it work, which is better for you and your children.

Other benefits include:

  • Mediation is 100% confidential. If the process is unsuccessful, the judge in your case will never know the details of what occurred.
  • Mediation is less expensive and time-consuming. You can find and implement a solution more quickly.
  • The outcome is specific to your case and your needs, rather than a standard order which may not work for your family.

There Can Be a Peaceful Outcome to Your Dispute

At Empowered Family Law, we offer confidential and compassionate mediation services for Alabama family law issues, including divorce, child custody, and post-divorce adjustments. Contact us today for more information.