With the courts temporary limiting applications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents might be looking for other options to resolve disputes. For many separated couples, mediation is a great option. This is especially true when the courts are unavailable or when accessing the courts will cause significant delay.
All the lawyers at Latitude Family Law are trained mediators. During this time of social distancing, we are able to continue to facilitate mediations via video conferencing.
With the assistance of a mediator, parents can reach agreements about parenting responsibilities, parenting schedules and child support. Family property matters can also be resolved in mediation. The mediator can draft up an agreement for you, or even a consent court order that can be sent into the court for signing. Judges continue to be available to sign consent orders submitted to the court while court hearings are temporarily suspended.
If you would like more information about mediation please contact our office. Additionally, for further information please see Sarah Dargatz’s recent article about mediation at LawNow.org.