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Mediation

Atlanta Mediation Attorney

Trained & Certified Mediators at Warner Bates

Mediation is a popular alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique involving the use of a neutral party or "mediator" to help divorcing parties find common ground.

The mediation process can address issues such as:

Our team at Warner Bates supports clients looking to stay out of court or who are otherwise looking to simplify their divorces by employing alternative methods of dispute resolution, including mediation. We are highly skilled in these alternative options and able to help our clients find individualized solutions that work for them and that are tailored to their needs. Call us today to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an Atlanta mediator who can help you.

Contact Warner Bates at (770) 766-8148 to discuss your case with an accomplished Atlanta mediator who cares.

What Is the Purpose of Mediation?

The goal in mediation is to share the needs and concerns of both sides and, with the help of the neutral third party, to arrive at a workable agreement that allows the parties to avoid court. In some instances, mediation may lead to compromise and agreement on some issues while others remain to be settled by a judge or jury. This still delivers benefit by reducing the list of points to be litigated and thereby reducing the associated expense, time, and stress of a trial.

The Role of the Mediator

While agreements reached at mediation are generally binding, the mediator does not have the authority to make a binding decision concerning the issues raised in litigation and cannot testify if the matter reaches trial. Parties can agree to attend mediation or the court may order it, with many courts requiring parties to participate in mediation prior to a final hearing of their case.

Is Mediation Right for Your Family Law Case?

Mediation can be a beneficial alternative to traditional litigation for resolving family law disputes. Whether you are dealing with issues related to divorce, child custody, support, or other family matters, mediation offers a collaborative and cost-effective approach to finding solutions. Our experienced Atlanta mediation lawyers at Warner Bates have helped Georgia families navigate complex legal issues for over 40 years.

Benefits of choosing mediation for your family law case include:

  • Reduced conflict and stress
  • Control over the outcome
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Less time-consuming than litigation
  • Cost-effective compared to court battles

Our team can assess your situation and provide guidance on whether mediation is the right choice for your specific family law case. Contact us today to learn more about how mediation can help you achieve a fair and amicable resolution.

Mediation Lawyers Serving Georgia Families for Over 40 Years

The Warner Bates team includes trained, certified mediators who act as neutrals in divorce cases. Our mediators' extensive experience and knowledge of divorce law makes them especially valuable to the parties and to their personal attorneys. By choosing an alternative method of dispute resolution such as mediation, you could save considerable time, money, and stress, while promoting a more amicable divorce process and paving the way for improved communication in the future.

The nature of trials is that they are contentious and oppositional. Mediation is an alternative solution that paves the way for courtesy and cooperation, while potentially saving you and your spouse time and money. Please contact our firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a mediation session in order to assist in finding a resolution for your divorce and family law disputes.

Contact Warner Bates at (770) 766-8148 to discuss your case with an accomplished Atlanta mediator who cares.

Commonly Asked Questions

What makes Warner Bates a good choice for mediation services in Atlanta?

Warner Bates is a reputable choice for mediation services in Atlanta due to their team of trained and certified mediators with extensive experience in divorce law. Their mediators are adept at facilitating negotiations and helping clients find individualized solutions. With over 40 years of experience assisting Georgia families, Warner Bates is committed to providing a more amicable and cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation.

Is court-ordered mediation different from voluntary mediation in family law cases?

Court-ordered mediation is mandated by the court as part of the legal process, while voluntary mediation is initiated by the parties involved. Both types of mediation serve the same purpose—to assist parties in reaching a settlement without going to trial. However, even when mediation is court-ordered, the goal is to create a collaborative space for parties to work towards a resolution that is agreeable to everyone involved.

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