Most people are familiar with the term "mediation." Mediating a family law dispute—whether it's a divorce or child custody order—can help both parties save time, stress, and money on their case. If you're involved in a child custody dispute, understanding how mediation works in Las Vegas can help you make the best decisions for your child and future moving forward.
At Leavitt Law Firm, we help our clients protect their rights and pursue their best interests in and out of the courtroom.
Mediation Is More Cost-Effective
Mediation is almost always significantly more cost-effective than pursuing a family law case in court. Mediation occurs out of court, which helps alleviate the expenses often associated with attorney fees.
Additionally, mediation focuses on helping two parties reach a mutually beneficial compromise through good-faith negotiations. As a result, the attorney you hire won't need to spend as much time (or as many billable hours) preparing to defend you from attacks in court.
Mediating a family law dispute often makes it cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars less than contesting your case in the courtroom.
Mediation Is More Amicable
As we mentioned earlier, mediation is all about helping parties remain amicable and come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. Collaborating with your child's other parent during mediation can help you remain on good terms throughout the custody battle.
For this reason alone, mediating child custody cases is an exceptionally good idea. Staying on good terms with your co-parent can help you maintain a healthy family dynamic and make co-parenting easier in the future.
Mediating a custody order is also often easier for the child. Custody and confronting the reality of having to split time between parents is challenging for any child. Knowing that you and your co-parent are collaborating to do what's best for them can help your child feel more at ease throughout the mediation.
Mediation Is More Private
When you engage in mediation, you're handling your legal dispute out of court. That can be a boon, because it affords you more privacy than going to court where your case could become part of public record.
At Leavitt Law Firm, we'll work with you in your mediation case to ensure your rights remain protected and you pursue the best possible outcome.
Contact us online or via phone at (702) 996-6052 to schedule a consultation with our team.