The majority of courts have acknowledged the significance of parties trying to settle their conflicts informally and out of court, particularly in family law cases where there are disagreements regarding young children’s custody and parenting time.
It’s very likely that the court may order the parties to participate in mediation if you’re going through a divorce, proving paternity, or changing an existing custody and/or child support order. Alternatively, your lawyer might advise mediation.
In contrast to having a decision made for them by a court, mediation is a non-adversarial alternative to litigation in which the parties collaborate with the aid of a neutral third person (who may or may not be an attorney) to reach their own conclusion.
After a lawsuit has been filed, mediation can take place at any time, but it usually happens after the parties have had a chance to exchange discovery requests and go through the evidence supplied. Dispute mediation may be requested by a court or agreed upon by the parties.
People normally hire mediation attorneys to handle the situation. These mediation lawyers are trained professionals when it comes to these talks. These lawyers are not like regular business lawyers or business attorneys.
Know more about mediation by watching this video.