Always 100%. Because even if you go to mediation and you don’t walk out with an agreement, you now know where the other person is coming from in their head and vice versa. That sometimes makes it easier to try to get the parties to be focusing on the goals that they’re trying to reach, because they lose track of the goals. I really believe that mediation is the way to go with everything.
With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases.