Posted on : May 22, 2017, By: Christopher Hildebrand
When is Mediation a Good Idea?
During divorce proceedings or the beginning of a legal separation, it is easy for the involved parties to feel animosity and anger toward one another. Even if the divorce was a long time coming or the parties initially came to a separation agreement amicably, tensions could quickly rise.
When is Mediation a Good Idea?
Whether it is dealing with money and other fiscal allocations or child custody and who gets to see the kids when there is a laundry list of items that could lead to disputes. In these situations, emotions can cause you to say things you don’t mean or initiate legal actions that might otherwise not be ideal.
These are the times when mediation can indeed come in handy. We have mentioned good times to consider mediation before, but there are even more situations where sorting through your problems with a third party there to mitigate yelling can only be beneficial. Today, the Hildebrand Law team wants to highlight some other times where you and your spouse should strongly consider hiring a professional mediator. Trust the lawyers at Hildebrand Law, PC when you’re ready to explore the benefits of mediation and arbitration.
You are Unsure About Divorce
Sometimes, couples will find themselves in disputes and, rather than exploring the options, conclude that divorce is the only answer. However, in many situations, the problem is caused by something else. In other cases, couples are hesitant to bring up the subject of divorce.
In other cases, couples are reluctant to ask for a divorce and think that when they do, it’s the end of the relationship. If one spouse is even remotely hesitant about divorce, it can help to mediate your problems to ensure it is something you want to follow through with in the first place. It is much easier to utilize a third party and have a navigator lead you toward resolution than it is to try to steer a ship that has no clear destination.
Jennifer, thank you for being my attorney. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of my family court hearing. Everything you have done for me throughout this case reflects in the final ruling of the judge. You helped me keep my head together and taught me a lot about myself as a person. I learned so much about my life from observing and listening to you. I will take all the advice you gave me to continue taking responsibility for my choices, continue to put the kids' needs first, and always stay truthful. Your diligence, dedication, and persistence in my case made what seemed impossible, possible. You are a wonderful person and an amazing attorney and I am stronger and more confident because of you.
I just want to again thank the Firm for working with me all that it has. I could not have done anything without everyone's assistance. You, Chris and Stacey have been and continue to provide me with compassion and hard work towards my case. Also a very special thanks to Kip for taking my case in the beginning. Also continued support from him and his dedication to providing me with his expertise in this matter.
After interviewing several law firms, I came across Jennifer Shick, and her firm, who I hired to represent me for my Family Court case. Jennifer has extensive knowledge of the law and is determined to bring the truth to every issue involved within the case. Throughout my case, Jennifer was prepared meticulously as well as went above and beyond all of my expectations. Even when the other party tried to differ from the truth, lie to the Judge, and turn situations around, Jennifer remained attentive and provided substantial evidence to show the judge the facts as well as the proof to support what was the best interests of my children. Additionally, Jennifer helped me endure many difficult experiences, situations and inspired me to remain positive throughout the entirety of my case. Her kindness, compassion, and professionalism helped me through very difficult times and made the process feel a thousand times lighter on my shoulders. She truly has my children and my best interest at heart and I trust her perspective as well as her honesty on each and every aspect of my case. She lessened the burden on my shoulders and even when I felt like the case was not going to go in my favor, Jennifer was open-minded and reassured me that the Judge would, in fact, see the truth, which he did and the case went in my favor. After nine months of court, everything finally came together. I cannot declare how much Jennifer has been an outstanding attorney. She addressed each and every issue with diligence, she cares about her clients and their families. Jennifer genuinely cares about her clients and her dedication to the details of the case was remarkable. Overall, I am extremely pleased with Jennifer’s services and I am truly thankful that I was so blessed to have her represent my children and me. I highly recommend Jennifer as one of the best attorneys in Arizona and if the situation ever arises, I will definitely have her represent my children and me again.
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I was a client of Attorney Kevin Park for the dissolution of a divorce in 2016. And since I had never had the need to hire an attorney before for any purpose, I was somewhat apprehensive of the process. But the very calm and professional demeanor of Mr. Park eased my fears. He adeptly answered all my questions and I clearly knew the process and what to expect. And the skilled manner he communicated with opposing counsel was perfect. When it came down to negotiating with my spouse’s counsel, I knew I had selected the best attorney for my situation. What I noticed and appreciated was that he was using just the right amount of pressure with opposing counsel as was necessary. If you find yourself in this situation, you will want a seasoned professional like Mr. Park on your side. I'm very grateful that he was my attorney and not the opposition!
Chris is a smart and aggressive attorney for his clients. Chris always tries to reach a fair settlement of his cases. I’ve represented clients when Chris was the opposing counsel and while he is professional and amicable to work with, he does not back off on what he needs to do for his client
Kevin Park of Hildebrand Law was just what I needed for my divorce. He was very approachable and personable. He was quick to recognize what I needed and provided it quickly and efficiently. I hope to never need a divorce lawyer again, but if I know anyone else who does, I will definitely recommend Kevin.
I feel that Tracey Van Wickler is certainly one of the best family lawyers around. She is logical, intelligent, and truly cares. Tracey always does what is in the clients best interest, does it well, timely and with integrity. She is good at keeping her clients informed as to what is going on and clear in her communication both written and verbally. I have recommended Tracey to other people and will continue to recommend her. I recommended Tracey to someone who was having issues with their ex-wife and his response was, “I know how good she is because I went up against her and she ate me for lunch”. This same person was so impressed with her, he even recommended her to someone else, WOW, that is impressive! I am exceptionally happy with her attention to detail, her ability to explain things in ways that are easy to understand, as well as her ability to keep everyone focused on the most important things. I would recommend Tracey to anyone who may be in need of her services.
If spouses have dedicated themselves to finding a peaceful settlement to their divorce proceedings or developing a separation agreement, it is not uncommon to find these talks and developments come to a screeching halt. Maybe you get hung up on certain parameters regarding child custody and visitation, and you refuse to budge from your stance. It’s possible that your spouse is adamant about certain financial obligations and dividing up possessions in a particular manner that, if not met, means he or she will not be agreeable to any other recommendations.
Utilizing mediation allows couples to engage in a constructive conversation that will move the proceedings forward, rather than letting themselves stagnate. If there’s a communication breakdown, the likelihood of amicable agreements being the outcome becomes less and less the longer it is dragged out.
Deciding if it is Time to Meditate.
Using mediation professionals like the legal team here at Hildebrand Law can give you an objective look at your entire situation and give suggestions on what might be best for both parties. Allowing someone to jump-start the communication again can make all the difference.
Here at Hildebrand Law, we understand that divorce proceedings and separation agreements in the state of Arizona can be choppy waters to navigate. Whether you and your spouse are ending on amicable terms and looking for the best end for both parties or things, have taken a sour turn and you are less than cordial with each other, taking its toll on everyone involved. Rather than slogging through a gauntlet of meetings and standoffish text messages, utilizing a mediation professional can make all the difference. If you are looking for the best legal team with plenty of experience in divorce mediation, trust Hildebrand Law to get you the help you deserve. Get in touch and see how our team of legal professionals can help you today.
Rather than slogging through a gauntlet of meetings and standoffish text messages, utilizing a mediation professional can make all the difference. If you are looking for the best legal team with plenty of experience in divorce mediation, trust Hildebrand Law to get you the help you deserve. Get in touch and see how our team of legal professionals can help you today.
If you have a question about mediation in Arizona, please call to speak to one of our experienced Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona divorce attorneys at (480)947-4339.
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