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Wisconsin Firm Helps Clients Resolve Issues Through Divorce Mediation

Knowledgeable Milwaukee attorneys offer strong guidance to spouses

When your marriage ends, effective mediation can reduce the financial and emotional strain that usually accompanies divorce. At Hart Law Office in Milwaukee, our dedicated family law attorneys represent Wisconsin clients in divorce mediation so that they can resolve disagreements over custody, alimony and property division in a positive way. We offer the same type of vigorous advocacy in mediation that we do in court. However, our lawyers can explain how a less formal environment and the contributions of a certified mediator can make the divorce process more efficient.

Lawyers outline the advantages of settling disputes through negotiation

Going through a divorce is always a difficult process, but in many cases, our accomplished family law firm uses effective mediation to help clients:

  • Retain control — Instead of operating under the court’s schedule and strict rules, mediation allows divorcing spouses to handle issues in a manner suited to their particular needs.
  • Reduce costs — Litigation involves a great deal of time and procedural work. This intense effort increases legal fees and other costs. Presenting your case to a mediator can eliminate the expense associated with trial.
  • Minimize stress — Rather than engaging in an adversarial process, mediation encourages cooperation among spouses and averts needless conflict. It also offers a private forum for settling matters.

Starting with a free initial consultation, we will make sure that you are fully aware of mediation’s advantages so you can make a wise decision on how to proceed.

Seasoned counselors assist with every aspect of the mediation process

Different types of mediation exist within the Wisconsin family law system, and our firm can help you identify the process that works best in your situation:

  • Facilitative mediation — This method is what people usually think of when mediation is mentioned. Here, the mediator listens to both parties and guides them toward an agreement on issues such as custody and spousal maintenance.
  • Evaluative mediation — Sometimes, when spouses are far apart, it helps to have a knowledgeable authority listen to each side’s position and evaluate the legal merits of the arguments.
  • Court-ordered custody mediation — Parents of minor children who cannot agree on custody arrangements are required to mediate their conflict before their case goes to a judge. As parents usually will have to work together for several years on these issues, it is usually best for both to have a stake in the eventual resolution.

Don’t be discouraged from mediation just because your breakup has been unfriendly. With a skillful advocate by your side and a qualified third party assisting you and your spouse, even bitter disputes can often be resolved.

Contact an accomplished Wisconsin divorce mediation lawyer for a free initial consultation

Hart Law Office represents Wisconsin clients in divorce mediation and other types of family law actions.  Please call 414-436-3212 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward. We offer weekend and evening appointments to better serve you.

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Q: What is a divorce?

A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.

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