As an excellent alternative to litigation, the attorneys at Sparks Integrative Family Law have historically encouraged the resolution of cases and post-decree issues through mediation. Mediation is a non-adversarial process in which a neutral third person, called a mediator, helps disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator assists parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.
Mediation is different than arbitration: a mediator has no authority to make a decision in your case. In mediation, the power to decide what happens in your case stays with you and the opposing party. We believe that you are the best expert to decide your future, if at all possible, not the judge that will be making decisions about you and your family if your case is litigated in the courtroom.
If mediation is a component of your case, Sparks Integrative Family Law will utilize the mediator most suited to help you reach the best settlement possible.