"My wish is that children be treated as people, and not as property; that their rights as human beings on the planet, to food, shelter, education, and health, be taken seriously."
"He who can reach a child's heart can reach the world's heart."
"Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical."
As quoted from the book "Adoption Is Another Word for Love"
Reno, Nevada Divorce Attorneys with Respect - Mediation
Mediation is a process where the mediator works with people who have legal disputes or potential legal disputes in an attempt to help them resolve their disagreements. Although the mediators in this office are attorneys, they do not represent the interests of any one party. The mediator remains neutral while communicating the law to both parties regardless of the impact to any one party. The mediator assists the parties in reaching their own fair and mutually acceptable agreement.
Please note, the mediation services are not in any way similar to a process where a report/recommendation is sent to the court. This process is confidential. As an attorney who is trained to be a neutral, the mediator does not represent the interests of any one party who participates in my mediation process. The mediator works with all involved parties in order to help them reach a mutually acceptable agreement which they feel is fair and just, in light of their particular circumstances. The parties themselves, and not a Judge, design the agreement. The mediator will draft the agreement between the parties, giving them the product you need to take to the court to be enforced. Studies show that mediation is significantly less expensive than going to Court.
If you have children and you wish to use mediation services for your custody and parenting time arrangements along with property division, then please note that mediation is a process that is in the best interest of your children. In the private confidential mediation process, both parents work together to problem solve any issues related to their children.
Mediation consults are for one hour and must involve both parties. The mediator will not meet with just one party. If you scheduled a meeting with us to discuss mediation we will discuess all of your divorce options in further detail. This means that during this meeting we will discuss your options for divorce, including but not limited to mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration and litigation. Specific details regarding your case will not be discussed at this meeting.