Mediation Matters

June 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Why Is Mediation Important?

 

Reaching an agreement in mediation is often preferable to a trial because it can be less stressful for the parties, more civil, and less expensive.

 

 

Many people are familiar with the concept of court cases being handled and a judge being present. But not all matters have to progress to court. Some family law and divorce matters are handled through the mediation process. 

The importance of mediation cannot be overstated during your dissolution or post-decree proceeding. Virtually all counties now require parties to attend mediation at some point in both the pre-decree (your initial dissolution or child custody order) and post-decree (modifications of an existing order) proceedings.

Since mediation is one of the best opportunities to reach an amicable settlement, it's important that you select the right mediator.

Not all mediators are created equal, and we ensure that the mediator selected is the right person for your case and the issues presented. Morriss Law is very familiar with Idaho meditators and we regularly recommend mediators on a case by case basis depending on the special needs of the case. 

 

What Happens During Mediation

  • During mediation, offers of settlement will remain confidential unless the terms are agreed to and signed by the parties.

  • The mediator is prohibited from testifying in your case and neither party may inform the court of settlement offers presented during mediation.

  • Both parties will be requested by the mediator to bring all documents and information that are pertinent to the case. 

  • The mediator will assist in brining the parties to a mutually agreed upon resolution. 

  • If you reach an agreement in mediation, we will typically draft a Proposed Judgement or a Motion for Temporary Orders (depending on the situation) following the terms discussed and agreed upon in mediation for submission to the court.

  • Once submitted to and approved by the court, your mediation agreement will become an order of the court.

  • Reaching an agreement in mediation is often preferable to a trial because it can be less stressful for the parties, more civil, and less expensive.

  • The anxiety and uncertainty that client's often face at a hearing can be avoided while realizing a positive outcome.

 

 

We Have The Experience You Need

Our office has significant experience in reaching successful resolutions at mediation. If you have any questions regarding the mediation process, please contact our office.

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