Choose The Right Approach For Your Family Law Case
Deciding to take an ex-spouse to court or mediation can be a difficult question. If you are facing a divorce or other family dispute, you need to decide what approach will get you the best possible outcome.
At Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman, we help our clients understand the benefits and drawbacks of mediation versus ligation. We base our assessment on the unique details of the family law case and the willingness of both parties to work together. You can get a personalized assessment from a lawyer by calling our Norman office at 405-467-2858.
Mediation Vs. Litigation
Mediation is usually a quicker and cheaper way for families to handle their legal issues because it involves going to a hearing in front of a mediator as opposed to having a judge hear the case. Families who believe they can resolve their issues without a judge deciding things for them can benefit from mediation because both court costs and lawyers’ fees will typically be reduced.
Both parties can still seek legal advice from their lawyers before heading into mediation, and when in the hearing, a mediator will draft up a legal agreement that will immediately go into effect once the mediation is over.
Litigation, also known as going to court, is often used for custody cases when parents can’t come to an agreement on who should have sole custody or visitation. Litigation is sometimes a better option in these cases because a judge will be able to delegate both custody and visitation schedules as well as parenting guidelines. Family law attorneys can be present in court and speak on each partner’s behalf.
Contact An Oklahoma City Family Law Attorney
No two family law cases are the same and making this is a highly personal decision.You can get more information about how we can help you by contacting our firm. Call us now at 405-467-2858 or send us an email to schedule your first meeting.