Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, November 5, 2020

When Married Couples Are Facing Potential Family Law Disputes, Should They Decide To Mediate or Litigate?

From JD Supra:

Mediation, including online mediation, is seemingly all the buzz right now. It has become an integral part of the judicial systems in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. However, to "mediate" or "litigate" is a decision from considering several factors and highly sensitive to the circumstances of domestic relationship during marriage.

Mediation can end in several ways: abruptly, after only a couple of sessions; after multiple attempts/sessions; or successfully at the conclusion of your dispute.

Choosing not to mediate does not automatically mean off to court. Attorney-negotiated settlements are certainly an alternative. 

Read more here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2020/11/when-married-couples-are-facing-potential-family-law-disputes-should-they-decide-to-mediate-or-litig.html

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