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Benefits of Mediation

Cost-Effective Divorce & Family Law Solutions in Winston-Salem

There are many reasons to consider mediation as an alternative to the traditional court process for divorce, child custody and other family issues. Fortunately, Hartsoe & Associates offers both Christian-based and secular mediation as well as arbitration services. Our lawyers are dedicated to making this process as simple and stress-free as possible.

You may benefit from mediation because:

  • It can help you reach a better resolution – Mediation is geared toward compromise. Rather than battling over an all-or-nothing outcome, through mediation, you can work toward an arrangement that fits your needs, goals or values. This give-and-take often leads to more satisfying results in the long run. And because mediation isn't adversarial – meaning it's not "me versus you," but rather "us" – it preserves better relationships and promotes amicable decision-making.
  • You would be in control – With mediation, there's no obligation to agree to anything you're not comfortable with. You get to make the ultimate decision based on what's most important to you. If you don't reach an agreement, you can still choose to proceed with other forms of alternative dispute resolution (such as arbitration) or litigation. You can also resolve some issues during mediation while leaving others for later.
  • You don't need a lawyer – While you certainly can consult with an attorney about your rights and options, it's not required. Mediation isn't handcuffed to the formal rules and procedures of a courtroom. As a result, you can represent yourself much more easily in mediation than you can in court.
  • It's much less stressful than court – Few things are more nerve-wracking than seeing your finances, family, and property – virtually your entire life – laid out before a judge who will be making critical decisions about your future. Mediation allows you to sidestep the court process and instead reach your own resolutions through an informal and relaxing process.
  • It won't drain your pocketbook – Mediation costs only a fraction of full-blown litigation, putting money back in your pocket.

Ready to Explore Mediation?

Find out more about whether mediation is right for you. At Hartsoe & Associates, we offer both Christian and secular mediation services. Attorney R. Anthony "Tony" Hartsoe is certified as a family financial mediator through the state of North Carolina. He also has more than 50 hours of advanced training in Christian mediation through Peacemaker Ministries. With a well-rounded background in mediation, arbitration, and litigation, Mr. Hartsoe understands how to help families through effective problem-solving strategies.

To learn more about the many benefits of mediation, call (336) 390-4774 or fill out our online contact form. We are located in North Carolina and represent clients throughout the Piedmont Triad Area.

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