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Spokane Divorce Mediation

Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

Settling disputes in a divorce without a court trial saves time, reduces the costs associated with the divorce, and preserves relationships. A growing number of divorcing couples are choosing to work with a divorce mediation lawyer or another qualified professional mediator to negotiate their settlement. At the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt, our divorce mediation attorney in Spokane works to find the best method for resolving each individual case.

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Is Mediation Required or Necessary?

Washington State law does not currently require mediation, but it is highly encouraged. Some counties have passed legislation requiring mediation before divorce in family law cases, and this trend is expected to continue. In places where mediation is required, it is possible to obtain a waiver if the court agrees. Waivers are commonly used in situations where domestic violence is a factor in the divorce or there are orders or protection or restraining orders in place.

How Divorce Mediation Works

In divorce mediation, a neutral third party works to negotiate a settlement between the parties. This method can be effective for divorcing spouses who are having trouble agreeing on the terms of the divorce. Unlike an arbitrator, the mediator does not make any decisions but works to help the parties negotiate a settlement. It is still up to both parties to agree to the settlement that is negotiated with the mediator.

Key Benefits of Choosing Mediation for Your Divorce:

  • Shorter time required to complete the process
  • More peaceful, less stressful resolution
  • Prioritizing the needs of any children
  • Reducing the cost of the divorce
  • Offering more flexibility and privacy

The mediator moves between two rooms where each party waits with his or her attorney. Although you are not required to have an attorney present, it is generally in your best interests to have your own counsel. Our Spokane divorce mediation lawyer works with clients to formulate offers and evaluate counteroffers during the mediation process. We use a results-driven approach to protect your interests and what is most important to you.

Local Resources and Support for Family Law Mediation in Spokane

Living in Spokane, you have access to a variety of local resources and government entities that can support you through the family law mediation process. The Spokane County Courthouse, located downtown, is a central hub for legal proceedings and offers valuable information on mediation requirements and family law services. Additionally, the Spokane County Bar Association provides resources and referrals to help you find the right legal support.

One of the common challenges faced by families in Spokane is navigating the complexities of divorce while ensuring the well-being of their children. Our team at the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt understands the unique dynamics of Spokane families and works diligently to provide a mediation process that prioritizes the needs of your children. We know that the emotional and financial strain of divorce can be overwhelming, which is why we focus on creating a more peaceful and cost-effective resolution.

By choosing mediation, you can avoid the lengthy and often contentious court battles that many Spokane residents face. Our goal is to help you reach a fair and amicable agreement that respects the interests of all parties involved. If you're ready to explore your options for family law mediation in Spokane, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Do you have to have an attorney present during divorce mediation in Spokane, WA?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney present during divorce mediation in Spokane, it is generally in your best interests to do so. An attorney can provide valuable guidance, help you formulate offers, evaluate counteroffers, and ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the mediation process. The Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt offers experienced legal counsel to support clients during mediation.

Can I waive the requirement for mediation in a Spokane divorce case?

In Spokane, and some other counties in Washington State, mediation may be required before proceeding with a divorce. However, it is possible to obtain a waiver if the court agrees. Waivers are often granted in situations involving domestic violence or when there are protective or restraining orders in place. If you believe you have grounds for a waiver, it is advisable to consult with a legal professional to discuss your options.

Why should I choose the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt for divorce mediation in Spokane?

Choosing the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt for divorce mediation in Spokane means you'll be working with a dedicated team that prioritizes a results-driven approach to protect your interests. Our firm understands the importance of a peaceful resolution and works diligently to ensure that the needs of any children involved are prioritized. With a commitment to reducing the stress and cost of divorce, we offer experienced guidance and support throughout the mediation process.

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