In mediation, Laurie M. Wasserman will serve as a trained neutral, called a mediator, to help people resolve their family law dispute. Laurie is trained to mediate disputes involving child access, child support, alimony, and property disputes.
Mediation services are a voluntary, confidential process. In mediation, the mediator facilitates a discussion to help the parties reach a solution that meets their needs. If an agreement is reached, that agreement will be reduced to writing. If no agreement is reached, then the mediator cannot testify as to what was said during mediation.
There are many benefits to mediation. First, it can save time and money by getting the dispute resolved without having to go to court. While you can attend mediation with lawyers, you are not required to do so. You will, however; be asked to take any agreement reached in mediation to your own lawyer prior to signing.
Another benefit to mediation is that it provides an opportunity to what is important to you and to listen to the other person’s perspective. In doing so, it can help you figure out how both sides can have their needs met. Many people prefer mediation to litigation because mediation allows you to control the outcome of your dispute. A mediated agreement can be much more detailed than a court order.
Finally, studies have shown that many people who mediate do not return to court as often as those who litigate. Mediation gives people the choices, control, and voice they often do not get in court proceedings.
Laurie M. Wasserman has obtained certificates in general and family law mediation. For Baltimore mediation services, contact Laurie M. Wasserman to resolve your disputes in an amicable manner.