Mediation Lawyer in Covington

Family Law Lawyer in Covington

Navigating family and domestic disputes can be challenging, but mediation offers a constructive and less adversarial way to find resolutions. Our experienced lawyer mediators are skilled in various mediation styles to suit your unique needs, ensuring a tailored approach to resolving conflicts and fostering better communication between parties.

Domestic Mediation Southeastern Louisiana

Mediation is a process where parties attempt to resolve their domestic disputes with the help of a neutral third party, avoiding court.

Types of Mediation:

  • Shuttle Mediation: The mediator moves between separate rooms for each party to negotiate a settlement. This is the most common form at Held Law Firm.
  • Caucus Mediation: Both parties and their attorneys meet with the mediator in the same room to work towards a solution.
  • Transformative Mediation: The mediator addresses the psychological and interpersonal root causes of the conflict.

What to Expect During Mediation

Mediation is typically required for divorce cases before a judge hears the case, except in situations involving domestic violence. The most common form is shuttle mediation, where the mediator moves between separate rooms for each party and their attorneys.

Mediators are trained and listed under Supreme Court Rule 31. They do not make decisions but facilitate negotiations in an informal, confidential setting without following formal rules of evidence or procedure. Discussions during mediation are not admissible in court.

Preparation with your attorney includes setting goals and gathering necessary documentation. Mediation helps narrow issues and uncover underlying concerns, even if a full resolution isn’t reached. Settlement documents can be prepared and signed during the session if an agreement is made. Mediation is voluntary and can help progress the case by identifying resolved and unresolved issues. Approach it with an open mind and a willingness to explore alternative solutions.

Reliable Mediation Lawyers in Covington

Mediation can be held in your attorney’s office, our offices in Covington, or a reserved office in New Orleans. Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC offers mediation sessions ranging from a two-hour minimum to several days, as needed. Sessions can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or on weekends if convenient for all parties, their attorneys, and any other experts involved.

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Testimonials

"I would like to thank your firm for everything you’ve done to help me keep 50/50 custody of my son. I came to you on very short notice but you knew exactly how to handle my case and I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure I will be working with you again in the future."
Ryan
"After retaining two lawyers who made no progress, I retained Ellen Cronin Badeaux. Yesterday was our first hearing together and it was a major success. Ellen was professional, diligent, and a fighter...I am very glad I found her and will refer her to others without a doubt."
Lyndsey
"Ms. Badeaux has been an excellent family attorney for us. Her time and personal commitment have allowed us to make informed decisions. We have had to trust her with very delicate and emotional issues and she has guided us to excellent outcomes. I will always appreciate the exceptional service she provides our family with. I have always liked the statement, "you get what you pay for"; and Mrs. Badeaux has been well worth it."
Patricia
"Extremely knowledgeable and aggressive attorney. She has been our attorney for nearly 10 years. I highly recommend her for any family court matters."
Mary
"I have used Ms. Badeaux as my attorney off and on for 15 years. She has settled everything without a fuss; including a personal injury suit, an estate settlement and the quick setup of a partnership. I will continue to use her as my attorney and happily recommend her to friends & family."
Jean
"No one thought I could win but with her valuable service and exceptional legal knowledge, I did! I got my kids back and they're still with me today. I highly recommend Ellen Badeaux. I would not have my kids today if not for her!"
Tammi

"Hey Ellen, I truly appreciate you sitting through today’s hearing. I know that you didn’t have to and it meant more than you’ll ever know. Thank you. I don’t have very much money anymore but I am going to do everything I can to get this bill paid so that I can have representation. Thank you once again for me being such an incredible woman. It’s rare and noted. Have an amazing night and a Happy Valentines Day. Thank you. YG"
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