Mediation is a confidential and informal way for people to resolve disputes in family law with the assistance of a neutral mediator. Although the mediator does not issue a decision, the mediator helps people discuss their differences and work out their own solutions to problems.

Law Office of Ester Kim: Benefits of Mediation

One of the main benefits of mediation is that it allows people to resolve issues in a friendly way and helps maintain good relationships. This is especially beneficial for key people who you want to remain on good terms with, such as the father of a child. In addition, mediation is much faster than a court procedure. Typically, issues in mediation can be resolved in less than three months, while litigation can take six months or longer. It’s much less expensive than going to trial, efficient and fair. Today, mediation is an effective alternative to litigation.

Attorney Ester Kim: How We Help Clients with Mediation

Esq. Ester Kim is the South Bay mediation lawyer who can assist clients with mediation in family law on issues, such as child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, child support and more. If you’re considering mediation, we will propose mediation to the other side. We’ll also help you find a good mediator. Participants in the mediation process are asked to submit a written statements describing the dispute and explaining how they would like to resolve it. We can explain the process and help you complete the mediation paperwork. As a Los Angeles mediation attorney, we help prepare you for the mediation meetings. We help clients organize their thoughts and make suggestions to assist the process.

While you are the only one who decide whether or not to settle, we assist in helping you evaluate your settlement options. We evaluate the legal arguments and the chances of success in court. We also alert you to any potential problems with a proposed settlement. If you reach an agreement, we’ll help draft a binding agreement that reflects the reached settlement.

Torrance Mediation Attorney: Esq. Ester Kim

Generally, there are six stages in mediation, including mediator’s opening statement, disputant’s opening statement, joint discussion, private caucuses, joint negotiation and closure. The private caucuses give each party an opportunity to meet privately with the mediator. After caucuses, the mediator brings parties back together to negotiate directly. If an agreement cannot be met, the mediator will review other options, such as meeting again later, going to arbitration or heading for court. At every stage of mediation, attorney Ester Kim is there to advise her clients.

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