If you and your spouse cannot settle on the terms of a visitation agreement, you have three options: litigate your case before a judge (or referee), enter into mediation or engage in the collaborative process.
The mediation and collaborative processes are designed to resolve conflicts in a confidential manner. A trained, neutral mediator or collaborative practitioner can help you develop a parenting plan tailored to your family’s situation. The benefits of mediation or collaboration include:
• Mediation or collaboration helps you learn how to better communicate with the other parent about issues concerning your child.
• Mediation or collaboration helps you see your situation in new ways so you can resolve your conflicts.
• Mediation or collaboration gives you a chance to discuss all of the issues affecting your child, not just the legal issues.
If you reach an agreement through mediation, or a collaborative process, the court reviews the terms and, if it finds them acceptable, makes it part of your final order. Lauren B. Abramson has many years of experience and special training in mediation and collaborative law.
Lauren B. Abramson, Esq. provides guidance to divorcing parents in and around Westchester County. Our office is across from Saxon Woods Park, between the Hutchinson River Parkway and the New England Thruway. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we offer weekend and evening meetings by appointment. Call us today at 914-908-5877 or contact us online.