Handling Divorce Through Mediation

Mediation can be a very effective way to resolve a spectrum of issues, as long as your spouse is willing to be reasonable and negotiate.

At The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, our attorneys actively promote mediation and property settlement agreements whenever possible. We believe that the benefits for our clients can be significant. At the same time, we understand that sometimes the opposing party simply will not agree to a mutually beneficial solution. In these cases, we are more than able to take the case to trial in pursuit of accomplishing your goals.

In custody and visitation matters, mediation is mandatory, unless the judge finds good cause for mediation to be waived.

Why Consider Mediation Instead Of Litigation?

Mediation can provide a host of benefits. Here are just a few potential ones:

  • You remain in control. By choosing mediation, the ultimate outcome rests with you and your spouse, not with a North Carolina family law judge who doesn't know you or your family.
  • It can save money. Mediation is often far less expensive than litigation. Going to trial means lawyer fees all around — and the outcome is unpredictable.
  • It can save time. Litigation is usually a time-consuming process. Mediation, by contrast, can get many issues resolved sooner than by going to trial.
  • It can make things more amicable. Sitting down and discussing concerns with a neutral third-party mediator can keep tensions low. Litigation, on the other hand, often escalates the situation into a full-blown battle.

Call Our North Carolina Law Firm

Learn more about mediation and discover if it is right for your situation. Simply contact The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, by calling 828-848-8776 (toll free at 888-321-0494). You can also reach our Hickory office online to arrange a consultation. We charge $100 for a one-hour consultation.