Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It involves presenting a case or dispute in front of a neutral third party. The third party acts as a facilitator, ensuring everyone's right to present their side. Decisions are reached by the parties involved in the case.
Can my case be mediated?
This depends on various factors but can be determined by you, your spouse, and the attorney. Generally only certain family law cases—ones involving equitable distribution, alimony, post-separation support, or claims related to separation agreements—will be ordered to participate in mediation. A small amount of proceedings, such as estate, guardianship, and boundary and partition cases, may be ordered to mediation. Mediation is very common and many people choose to go this route.
Who can mediate my case?