Mediators in Nashua
Helping Clients with Mediation & Collaboration
More and more families throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts are turning to collaborative options to address family law issues. Mediation is an ideal option for families that wish to address issues in a cost-effective and clear way.
At Bernazzani Law, our lawyers possess decades of combined experience to help you find efficient and cost-effective solutions. We tailor the process to your family's unique needs and goals, and we take time to answer all of your questions.
A Better Way to Resolve Family Disputes
In the mediation process, couples use a neutral mediator to work toward a mutually beneficial agreement in a straightforward way. Additionally, couples can use a financial neutral and/or a child specialist to help them work through the process. Throughout the mediation process, families can take advantage of parenting and therapy options to assist with their family's needs.
At its foundation, mediation presents extreme flexibility and is the most economical form of collaborative divorce options, especially compared to traditional litigation. If parties have a clear idea of their goals and can collaborate, mediation is often an ideal option.
Using Mediation for Child Custody Disputes
Child custody is often one of the most stressful aspects of divorce. These types of highly emotional issues often fuel bitter and costly disputes that can breed dysfunction and make it difficult for parents to effectively co-parent.
For the sake of their child, however, parents must take steps to move beyond hurt feelings and high emotions and move forward. Mediation can be an effective way to resolve child custody disputes. In mediation, parents come together with a trained mediator to discuss and come to an agreement regarding custody.
The benefits of mediation for both parents and children are plentiful, and they include helping you find solutions that protect your parental rights and your relationship with your child.
Learn How to Effectively Co-Parent into the Future
Even if your children are nearing age 18, you and your ex-spouse will likely have to continue to interact well into the future. If your children are young, you will have to work together to make important decisions about health care, education, religion, and more.
Mediation can allow you to:
- Save money. Instead of investing money in a divorce, you can invest that money in your children's future and your new lives.
- Protect your children from bitter disputes. By working together, you will be showing your children that they are still your top priority in a divorce, helping them adjust better.
- Remain in control of the process. You and your ex-spouse can work together on living arrangements, holiday schedules, school vacations, and other issues that a judge may not take as much care in determining.
How Mediation Differs from Litigation
For divorcing couples who cannot agree on anything, litigation may be the preferable option. If you and your spouse can work together, however, mediation can provide several advantages compared to a traditional divorce.
At Bernazzani Law, our lawyers are experienced litigators who understand when it is in your best interests to avoid going to court.
Minimize Stress & Financial Strain
Mediation focuses on collaboration. In mediation, you will be able to sit down and work on an agreement that meets everyone's needs.
By using mediation:
- You are in control of the final outcome, rather than a judge who does not understand your unique situation.
- You and your spouse will be better able to work together on parenting decisions.
- You will spare your children from a protracted, bitter court battle.
- You can complete a divorce in a few mediation sessions rather than waiting for months just to get on the court calendar. You do not even have to appear in court.
- You will save a great deal of money in attorney and court fees.
These are just a few differences between mediation and litigation. On the whole, we can say definitely that the majority of our clients who go through mediation are much more satisfied with the final outcome than clients who go through litigation. There is give and take, and you will likely not get everything you want, but we can help you reach a resolution that works.
Is Mediation Right For You? Call Us Today To Find Out.
Some attorneys portray themselves as bulldogs. However, being overly aggressive is not always effective. When a fight is necessary, we fight. But when it is clear that a negotiated or mediated solution can yield better results — and the client wants this — we do not hesitate to follow the more fruitful path.
This is another way of saying "we've got your back." Retain our firm, and we will advocate for you in the strongest possible manner. We are dedicated to helping you and your family.
Our training and experience as mediators, negotiators and litigators give us a full suite of options to bring to your legal problem. Whether a court fight or a mutually agreeable solution is in your best interest, we are flexible enough to serve you. We make ourselves available by email, phone and through our helpful and competent staff.
We listen to our clients, and we relate to their problems — always providing clients, and their concerns, the time and attention required. We believe that understanding our clients is vital to helping them resolve those problems.