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Mediation Lawyers in Montgomery, AL

Not every case must be resolved in court. In fact, many family law issues can be settled more quickly and affordably without a trial. At the Law Offices of Judy H. Barganier P.C., we engage in mediation to help our clients achieve a favorable result without the lengthy timelines and high costs associated with trials. Save time, money, and stress by relying on our mediation lawyers in Montgomery, AL.

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How Mediation Works in Alabama

In Alabama, disputing parties can either take their case to court or attempt a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In certain cases—such as divorce—the court can order the parties to try mediation before going straight to trial.

The process involves both parties and their attorneys meeting a neutral third party—the mediator—to talk and work through any issues. Mediators are not judges or arbiters responsible for making a decision. Rather, their job is to guide the opposing parties to a reasonable compromise. The mediator performs shuttle diplomacy by meeting separately with the parties, thereby facilitating an agreement that works for everyone involved. And because mediation is non-binding, you don't need to worry about getting stuck with a bad settlement. If the other party is unreasonable, you can choose to walk away and settle in court.

The Benefits of Mediation

  • Lower Costs—Save the cost of preparing for a full trial.
  • Your Pace—Proceed at your own pace without worrying about an overcrowded courtroom calendar.
  • Cooperation vs. Confrontation—Maintain a positive and respectful relationship with the other party instead of fighting.
  • Control Over the Outcome—Retain control over the final results instead of risking an adverse ruling from a judge.
  • Increased Privacy—Keep the personal details about your family life private.

Protecting Your Interests in Divorce Mediation

Here at the Law Offices of Judy H. Barganier P.C., we perform mediation for any cases related to divorce and family law without resorting to trial. This includes:

  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Division

Contact us today for more information about how mediation can result in a quicker and more cost-effective resolution to your civil legal dispute.