Attorney Sara Vanden Brook is frequently asked to mediate child-related and financial divorce issues. She and our other attorneys are also experienced in participating in mediation as advocacy counsel for a party.

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution wherein a neutral professional, called the mediator, helps the parties in a dispute to discuss their positions and feelings and guides them to a solution. A mediator cannot force a resolution of the dispute on the parties. The parties must agree to it. If an agreement is reached, the mediator can help the parties reduce it to writing and sometimes, to a court order.

In family law, our attorneys find mediation valuable in many cases. We believe it is almost always best if solutions come from the parties, rather than a judge. Mediation can save time, money, and emotional energy, too, avoiding costly litigation. When Sara serves as mediator, she uses her knowledge of the law and years of litigation experience to guide settlement discussions and craft a solution that works for both sides of the dispute. Sara is an excellent mediator with a calm and strong demeanor and an ability to see multiple sides of a dispute.

If, however, mediation is not successful in your case, the litigation team at The Law Center is ready to be your advocate in the courtroom.

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