Oregon Divorce Mediation
Oregon divorce mediation can be a very useful tool for resolving family law disputes. It is a procedure in which both parties speak with a neutral third-party to help them reach an agreement on custody and to set a parenting schedule. Parties may hire private mediators to facilitate agreements on all aspects of their case. Parties have the option to attend private mediation either on their own or with legal counsel present.
In family law cases where children are involved, both parents will be required to attend mediation through the county conciliation services. The county mediator will not discuss financial issues, give advice, or provide therapy, but can be very helpful in developing parenting plans and reaching agreements on legal custody. Most couples that enter mediation leave the process with an agreement regarding the children.
Our Oregon divorce mediation lawyers can provide you with valuable legal advice throughout the mediation process, help you prepare proposals to present at mediation, and review agreements reached in mediation. Contact our experienced family law lawyers – all with extensive experience in mediation – to determine whether a mediated result may be appropriate in your matter.
What To Expect In A Consultation About Mediated Divorce
As a service to clients, we meet with all potential clients in person, preferably with two attorneys, for the first consultation. This allows us to determine which lawyer is best-suited for any given case, based on the subject matter and the client’s personality. In addition to the client getting two-for-the-price-of-one, this allows both lawyers to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case. Although ultimately only one lawyer will handle the case, the other will then know the basics of each case and can answer questions when a client calls. We offer this initial consultation for a flat-fee of $100.00.
When starting the process for finding a lawyer for mediation, potential clients often ask “who is the best divorce law mediator in Oregon” or the “who is the best mediator in Portland?” The answer is: the lawyer or mediator who gets the results you need. Like the rest of family law, there is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting a family law attorney. The best attorney for you is the one who listens to your circumstances, provides solid legal advice, and facilitates and achieves your goals. Contact one of our Portland divorce lawyers today to set up a consultation.