Is Divorce Mediation Right For Me?
In divorce mediation, spouses sit down with a neutral mediator who helps them come to a mutually satisfactory outcome for issues such as asset division, child custody and alimony. Many people choose to mediate a divorce rather than litigating it. Lake County and Porter County also often refer spouses to mediation before a trial.
At Leblanc Legal, LLC, I have represented clients throughout Indiana in divorce mediation sessions. My name is Lynda LeBlanc. If you are wondering whether mediation is the right method for you or if the county has referred you for mediation, you have come to the right place.
When Is Mediation The Right Choice?
Mediating your divorce issues can keep expenses low, maintain privacy and give you more control over the outcome. You could benefit from mediation if:
- You and your spouse both agree to a divorce.
- You and your spouse communicate politely.
- You are willing to make some compromises.
- You do not want to go through a trial.
In mediation sessions, I advocate for your goals tenaciously. I also try to keep the process as calm for you and your children as possible. Because I take a team approach, you will always feel that you have an ally on your side who is committed to helping you.
When Does Mediation Not Work?
However, mediation is not for every couple. It is probably not the best option for you if:
- Your spouse refuses to negotiate or compromise.
- You and your spouse have an acrimonious relationship.
- Your marriage involved domestic violence or other forms of abuse.
If you decide that working with a mediator is not right for you, I can represent you at trial. Though trials are usually more stressful, I will work to shield you and your children from any negative effects. You can count on my tenacity and experience as I stand up for your rights.
Ask Me About Mediation In A Free Consultation
Are you still interested in mediation? I am ready to assist you. Reach out to me at my Merrillville office to request a free 30-minute phone consultation. Call 219-733-8556 or send me an email to begin.