If you’re facing a divorce or child custody battle, you have surely considered how expensive the proceedings may be. Horror stories about these cases costing tens of thousands of dollars are common, so anything that can lessen the impending cost is welcome for most. Pre-suit mediation is the best way to handle grievances without the full-blown costs of a court trial.
What is Pre-Suit Mediation?
Pre-suit mediation involves bringing both parties together in a legal environment that is less formal than a traditional court. With the assistance of a court-appointed and trained mediator, the parties will share their grievances and evidence, discuss the issues, and hopefully come to a compromise that works for everyone.
Many courts favor pre-suit mediation as the best way to resolve conflicts and lessen the burden of cases on the court system, especially for child custody disputes. Some courts and judges even require pre-suit mediation prior to divorce and child custody. (more…)