MEDIATION.Balanced, Facilitated, Communication for Fair Results
At Barber Law Group, our legal staff is here to provide you with professional, effective, and affordable mediation services. Mediation is a cooperative process, wherein parties in dispute come to an agreement with the assistance of a trained, neutral, third-party. Mediation is often an affordable, effective, flexible, and confidential, alternative to traditional litigation.
In litigation, strategic operations and legal decisions are managed by the attorney and overseen by the client with the ultimate goal of an advantageous result; however, despite even the most careful control of a client's case by our attorneys, the ultimate decision-making power always lies with the Judge. In mediation, the clients maintain a great degree of control and are, in fact, encouraged to generate their own strategies, goals for, and solutions to, their disputes. Mediation provides a client with the freedom to ensure the outcome suits their desires and expectations, a freedom that will never be granted by the Court. Mediation does not require an amicable relationship between the parties involved; all that is required is a desire to come to a mutual agreement. While we are trained to mediate any type of dispute, our mediators specialize in divorce, custody, and family law mediation.
The legal staff at Barber Law Group can operate in the specific role of mediator if retained to do so; however, we can also put or mediation skills to work to conduct mediated and mutually agreed upon joint petitions for divorce; custody; guardianship; termination of rights; and paternity/parentage. We always encourage consulting potential clients to explore mediated options with our attorneys.