Angela is a licensed attorney in the State of Arizona who has focused her practice on family law. Family law encompasses divorce, legal separation, child custody (legal decision-making), parenting time, paternity, family support and more.
Recognizing the benefits of mediation, Angela made the decision to offer this as an option to parties facing family law matters. Mediation has the potential to resolve contested family law matters while preserving relationships and finances. Additionally, mediation is a confidential process. Mediation can be an excellent alternative, especially when both parties are engaged in the process.
The process of mediation is fairly simple. Both participants will come in together for a free initial 30-minute consultation. At this time mediation will be further explained and both parties will have an opportunity to ask questions. Assuming there is a decision to move forward with mediation both parties will sign an agreement.
Generally, mediation will begin after both parties sign the agreement and schedule a mutually convenient time to proceed. There are several types of mediation so depending on a number of facts Angela may suggest a caucus style of mediation. This is when the parties are in separate rooms and Angela speaks to each party separately so that agreements or compromises can be made. Another style of mediation is simply meeting in one room and reaching agreements or compromises.
While mediation may not work in every case it is a great option to consider. Mediation is confidential which will keep public information regarding your matter at a minimum, for one. Mediation provides the parties with the ability to resolve their conflict together versus a Judge making the decision for them. If you believe that mediation is not an option Angela is available to speak to you about representation, provided both parties have not previously met with Angela to discuss mediation