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Helping Couples Through The Mediation Of Divorce Process

When a couple has mutually decided that divorce is necessary, both spouses must also decide how to approach the legal process. In some cases, important issues require negotiation to resolve, but both parties are willing and able to focus on reaching solutions rather than expressing anger or trying to gain an unfair advantage.

When you work with us at Friley & Dugas, LLC, you work with a team that understands how important it is that this process goes smoothly and has spent over 40 years helping Baton Rouge area families through mediation.

Are You And Your Spouse Both Committed To Resolving Your Case Fairly?

Voluntarily entering divorce mediation may be the best choice if you and your spouse can both be objective and open to compromise. Applying 40 years of experience helping people in Louisiana through a divorce, we are adept at identifying cases that lend themselves to mediation and recognizing danger signs that prevent mediation from working.

Mediation Can Help Minimize Divorce Costs And Emotional Fallout

Essentially, mediation is a nonbinding process facilitated by a qualified, knowledgeable neutral mediator who can explain points of law, identify opportunities for compromise and work to keep the process in motion. Potential benefits and key points to consider include:

  • Mediation can effectively address all types of disputed issues in divorce, including child custody, visitation rights and division of community property.
  • Couples who approach mediation in good faith and ultimately agree on all terms for an uncontested divorce often save many thousands of dollars in legal costs as well as significant time and stress.
  • Outcomes achieved by mutual agreement are generally more likely to be workable and sustainable for the long term than those imposed by a judge in litigation.

If you are interested in resolving your divorce or another family law matter through mediation in the Baton Rouge area, an attorney you can trust for clear counsel is one call away. We will explain what to expect from mediation and work rigorously to help you prepare for it. This includes ensuring that asset valuations and other information presented are accurate so that you can confidently avoid settling for compromise solutions that are not fair to you.

Whether you believe your case will be straightforward or have major challenges to overcome, you can turn to us at Friley & Dugas, LLC, for highly engaged, balanced counsel. Call 866-915-0586 or contact us online anytime to schedule your initial consultation.