Mediation Lawyers in Louisiana
Mediation is not counseling. Mediation is a way for parties to work together to find mutually agreeable solutions to the new issues of divorce, child support, spousal support, custody, and community property partition disputes. The mediator is a neutral, trusted third party who, rather than make the decisions like a judge, meets with both parties to facilitate negotiations. The goal of the mediation is to reach an acceptable agreement for both parties.
At Ellen Cronin Badeux, we offer reliable and professional mediation services in Louisiana. With years of experience as renowned family law attorneys and family mediators, we have a track record of success helping our clients get a beneficial deal.
Who Carries out Mediation Services in Louisiana?
The mediator has extensive training in alternative dispute resolution and serves as a neutral person for problem solving. Domestic mediation requires attendance by someone with authority to settle the dispute for each party, such as an experienced mediation lawyer.
Your accountant and/or attorney can attend with you or the mediated agreement can be taken to your attorney and any other expert for approval after mediation, but before signing. Both parties must sign an agreement that the mediator will not be compelled to testify in court, retaining the confidentiality of mediation. If the parties cannot reach a mutually agreeable resolution, the case proceeds through the court hearings.
What is the Goal of Domestic Mediation?
Mediation can help two parties resolve their differences and retain control of the outcome in a neutral setting. Two individuals can mutually shape their own cost-effective, informed, voluntary, confidential, resolution to their dispute calmly, without airing their dirty laundry in open court and leaving with a judge-ordered decision following a contentious, emotional, damaging, and costly trial.
No decisions are made for the parties; they craft their own resolution with the help of a mediation lawyer’s legal advice. No one will be forced to settle. Both parties can assess the strengths and weaknesses, risks and rewards of their position, and reach a solution that best fits their business and/or personal interests. Mediation can resolve child custody, visitation, child support, alimony/spousal support, and community property partition disputes.
Where Does it Take Place?
The mediation process can take place in your mediation attorney’s office, in our offices in Covington, or an office can be reserved in New Orleans.
When Does it Happen?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC’ mediation services in Louisiana include a two-hour minimum mediation session of up to several days, if necessary. It can be scheduled 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday or on weekends if convenient to both parties, their attorneys, and other experts who will attend.
How Does Mediation Happen?
Mediation actually begins before the parties meet the mediator. Their mediation attorneys prepare a position paper addressing each issue, or the parties provide documentation of each issue to be resolved. The individuals then meet for a joint session laying out the process.
The parties are then sequestered and present their perspectives to the mediator. The mediator meets separately with each party to move toward a mutually agreeable, mutually beneficial resolution without combative confrontation. Mediation is not appropriate in cases where a criminal charge of domestic violence is pending or a petition for protection from domestic abuse has been filed.
Experienced Domestic Mediation Attorneys from Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
When individuals in Louisiana have issues finding appropriate solutions, they turn to The Law Offices Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC for a Mediator. With more than 27 years of experience as Family Law mediators, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC provides the strength clients need during this decision.
Contact us at (985)-892-1955 and explore our Domestic Mediation Services in Covington Louisiana.
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