Law Office of Andrew B. Peltzman, LLC
Mediation is a process wherein the parties meet with a mutually selected impartial and neutral person who assists them in the negotiation of their differences. Though Peltzman Law typically conducts mediation sessions within the world of divorce, custody, property division, and other family related issues, mediation can be a useful and successful tool for virtually any matter/dispute. Peltzman Law's mediators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost-effectively than through litigation.
Depending on your needs, Peltzman Law's mediators will review your assets and debts, child custody preferences, need and ability to pay child support, as well as all other matters that may impact an agreement. Peltzman Law’s goal is to help you resolve the issues in your divorce or dispute. When these have been decided, Peltzman Law's attorneys and mediators draft a Memorandum of Understanding, which is signed by each party.
At Peltzman Law, mediation is not limited to just a few hours or a day-long session. It's a process—one at which the firm excels. Peltzman Law works diligently every step of the way—from pre-mediation calls and preparation to post-mediation follow-up—toward helping all parties arrive at the best possible outcome to their dispute.
Advantages of Mediation
More couples throughout the United States are turning to mediation to resolve issues in their divorces. Why? There are many distinct advantages to this process, including:
Role of the Mediator
Mediation leaves the decision power totally and strictly with the parties. The mediator does not decide what is "fair" or "right," and neither assesses blame nor renders an opinion on the merits or chances of success if the case were litigated. Rather, the mediator acts as a catalyst between opposing interests attempting to bring them together by defining issues and eliminating obstacles to communication, while moderating and guiding the process to avoid confrontation and ill will. The mediator may, however, seek concessions from each side during the mediation process.
Forbearance from Litigation During Mediation and Confidentiality of Proceedings
At the outset of a mediation process, the mediator may well seek agreement from the parties to forbear from litigation during the mediation process and to hold everything that is said in the various sessions confidential and not deemed an admission or adversely used against any party in any other proceeding if mediation fails.
Procedures: Joint Session Followed by Private Caucuses
Mediation generally begins with a joint session to set an agenda, define the issues and ascertain the position and/or concerns of the parties. This allows the parties to attack the resolution process either on an issue-by-issue or group-by-group basis. A separate caucus between the mediator and each individual party or their counsel may follow the joint session. This allows each side to explain and enlarge upon their position and mediation goals in confidence. It also gives the mediator an opportunity to ask questions.
Your divorce does not have to be a fight. Peltzman Law facilitates conversations between feuding or divorcing couples so they can work together to reach a solution tailored to their unique needs. By asking relevant questions and creating the opportunity to speak to each other about important issues, couples will gain greater control of the process — and the outcome.
As a trained mediator, Ian W. Peltzman does not represent either side in the mediation process. He acts as an objective voice, guiding parties as they work toward the goal of an amicable resolution that resolves all matters without the need for a costly and contentious trial.
Contact Our Trained Mediator and Attorney Today. As an experienced attorney and mediator, Ian W. Peltzman knows what needs to be done and can help you explore your resolution options. From Peltzman Law’s office, Ian helps families come up with divorce solutions through mediation. Call 215-367-5340 or contact our mediation services law firm today to learn more.