Become The Author Of Your Legal Outcome With Mediation
Many legal matters feel uncomfortable because of the uncertainty involved. What will the judge or jury think of my case? Can I live with the outcome? While hiring an experienced South Bend lawyer to represent you is a good first step, you may want to investigate the possibility of dispute resolution outside of the courtroom through mediation.
At Stipp Law, LLC, our founding attorney Thomas Stipp facilitates mediation sessions as a third-party neutral. He draws upon his 27 years of experience as a family law attorney to help families and individuals negotiate settlement agreements in divorce and other types of disputes. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by the Family Law Certification Board, as well as a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator. Beyond that, he is an empathetic and determined mediator who understands negotiation can be an emotional process and seeks to create a space where options can be discussed in a calm, focused manner.
Why Choose Mediation?
When anger and disappointment feel overwhelming, it can be hard to feel conciliatory or solution oriented. However, mediation can provide your family with a number of benefits, including:
- You will author your divorce settlement – not be “force fed” a series of orders from the court
- You and your ex can tailor the agreement to your children’s unique needs
- Your divorce details will be private and not a matter of public record
- You, your ex and most importantly your children will experience less stress than with a litigated divorce
- Your divorce will most likely be far more affordable if settled out of court
Not every family law dispute can be settled by using mediation, but attorney Stipp has employed “shuttle diplomacy” to facilitate mediation between parties who want to stay away from litigation, but who do not wish to engage with their ex face to face. When all parties commit to finding a resolution, this approach can work surprisingly well.
Mediation Works In Many Civil Cases
While most of attorney Stipp’s mediation schedule focuses on divorce cases, he can act as a neutral for other types of civil matters, including personal injury and business conflicts. Mediation often works more successfully than pursuing a court case, and post-conflict relationships can be improved as the mediator and the two parties collaborate on finding mutually agreeable resolutions.