Why Consider Family Law Mediation
Most people facing divorce don’t want to end up in court. Going to court can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive, and it takes the decision-making power out of your hands.
Mediation offers another path to resolving family disputes. Through an out-of-court negotiation process facilitated by a third-party neutral (the mediator), you can work toward an agreement, having more of a say in the decisions that will shape your life and future for a long time to come. You can also spare yourself the costs and headache of trial. For all of these reasons, Michigan courts encourage spouses seeking a divorce to first attempt mediation and potentially avoid going to trial.
How I Can Help: A Family Law Attorney And Mediator
If you are looking for a lawyer who will help you resolve family law cases like divorce and custody arrangements through a less confrontational way, I can help. I’m Jessica Lashier, a Clinton Township based family law attorney and the founder of Lashier Law, PLLC. I’m also a certified domestic relationship mediator through the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.
I understand that a high-conflict divorce places an enormous amount of stress on divorcing couples. It can also cause emotional trauma for children. Through mediation, I see people avoid or reduce that stress, and I help them pave their own way toward a post-divorce future.
What Issues Are Addressed In Mediation?
The mediation process can address any and all family law issues, including:
- Child custody/parenting plan
- Child support
- Distribution of marital assets
- Spousal support (alimony)
You can also pursue mediation for modifications of existing custody or alimony orders.