Working With a Divorce Mediation Attorney Can Save You Money and Reduce Stress by Avoiding Court Battles
Attempting to navigate and seek agreement in a divorce case can be challenging and unpredictable, given Maryland’s intricate divorce laws and the parties’ often-competing interests. That’s why many couples in Maryland are turning to divorce mediation as a viable alternative to litigation. At the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee in Rockville, we’re prepared to help you determine if divorce mediation is the right choice for you.
Understanding the Differences Between Mediation and Traditional Divorce
Divorce mediation differs from traditional divorce litigation in four key ways:
- Location – Rather than the public setting of a courtroom, mediation is conducted in a private and neutral space.
- Mediator – Rather than having a judge assigned to your case, you and your spouse — along with your respective attorneys — select an impartial mediator.
- Cost – Mediation is typically more affordable for both parties involved.
- Privacy – Everything discussed during mediation remains confidential.
Divorce mediation addresses all the crucial aspects of a traditional divorce, such as property division, child custody, alimony, child support, and visitation rights. Many couples prefer mediation because it allows them to have more control over these matters.
When Divorce Mediation is the Right Choice
Divorce mediation is more successful when both partners are willing to cooperate and work towards an amicable divorce. If you believe you and your spouse can maintain a calm and businesslike attitude while discussing important arrangements, including emotionally charged topics like child custody, then mediation may be the ideal option for you.
Why You Need an Attorney for Mediation
While a mediator can provide legal information, they are not allowed to give you legal advice. It’s crucial for both you and your spouse to have separate divorce mediation lawyers who will represent your interests throughout the process. Our Rockville divorce mediation law firm is dedicated to protecting your rights every step of the way.
Understanding the Mediation Process
Mediation can involve multiple sessions, each lasting several hours. At the beginning of the process, you and your spouse will provide the mediator with essential information, such as your income, debts, assets, living expenses, and details about your children.
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Choose the Path of Divorce Mediation with Confidence
Experience a smoother and more cost-effective divorce by opting for mediation over a lengthy court battle. Contact the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee in Rockville, Maryland now at (301) 279-0692(301) 279-0692 to discuss your options and make an informed decision about your future.
For your convenience, we offer multiple options for our initial information-gathering session. You can choose between an in-person meeting at our boutique law office in Rockville, Maryland, a video conference via Zoom, or a phone call. We understand the importance of flexibility, so our scheduling includes evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your needs.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee
Ellen L. Lee has devoted over 35 years of unwavering commitment to aiding individuals and families in Montgomery County, Maryland with their family law needs. Grounded in counseling and psychology, she provides personalized guidance and assistance to her clients in an inviting atmosphere — prioritizing effective communication while forging new beginnings amidst family law disputes.
- Tenacious & Compassionate Legal Support
- Trusted Guidance that Exceeds Expectations
- Full Range of Family Law Services
- Flexible Consultation Times: Nights and Weekends are Available
- Over 35 Years of Experience Practicing Family Law in Montgomery County, Maryland
Our Founding Attorney conveniently meets with clients via phone, video conference, or in person at our office in Rockville, Maryland.