That is entirely up to the party. They can focus on particular issues at mediation or try to resolve them all in one or several sessions. We frequently mediate custody and child related issues such as child support separate from financial issues like property and alimony, or spousal support. They involve different and sometimes competing priorities and interests. Also it’s not uncommon to resolve some, but not all of the disputed issues in mediation leaving the remaining issues for court determination or further exploration in some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution model. Sometimes it’s clear from the outset that certain issues cannot be resolved without court intervention.
Family lawyers Heather Collier and Erik Arena are partners at Dragga, Hannon, and Wills law firm in Rockville Maryland. Heather has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of family law for the fourth consecutive year, and selected to the Super Lawyers’ list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland. Erik has also been named a “Super Lawyer” in family law, and a “Best Lawyer” in Maryland family law by Best Lawyers in America. To learn how Heather, Erik, and the team at Dragga, Hannon, and Wills can help you choose the right dispute-resolution process for your divorce, please visit DraggaLaw.com.