In a mediation role, we strive to achieve a mutually realistic and fair agreement by guiding individuals to reach a consensus.
During the mediation process, parties agree to provide voluntary financial information and documentation, and they agree to discuss outstanding issues openly and honestly while considering the interests of both sides. When consensus is reached, the mediator will prepare a written memorandum and each party will have the memorandum reviewed by an attorney of his or her choice for conversion to a full separation/settlement agreement.
Mediation is an opportunity for individuals to express their concerns with one another and to make decisions cooperatively that will have long term financial and emotional consequences. Our firm’s divorce attorneys often work as mediators and can help clients review and develop mediated solutions.
If divorce mediation is not successful, our divorce attorneys are available to represent clients interested in collaborative divorce or divorce litigation.
Dan McCabe trained as a mediator early in his career and boldly set up the first “for-profit” mediation center called “Consensus Quest” in this area to begin offering a mediated dispute resolution alternative to those in disputes of any nature.