Alexandra Rothenberg is not only a litigator, she is also a family law mediator. She has a holistic knowledge of family conflicts and a deep understanding of the legal, financial and emotional elements of divorce. Her extensive experience as a family lawyer and civil litigator also allows her to mediate cases that involve complex legal and financial issues.
Compared to traditional litigation, settling a divorce or family law dispute through mediation is:
If you are seeking a resolution of the issues at stake, mediation provides an excellent and cost effective environment in which to formulate a practical and lasting arrangement that works for you and your family. This approach provides privacy and flexibility that you cannot get in court.
Mediation enables parties to represent their individual interests while working toward a place of compromise. The mediator is a neutral facilitator of negotiations. Depending on the situation, the mediator can meet with the parties in the same room or can engage in “shuttle diplomacy” by moving between rooms to guide the parties toward a workable settlement using creative and sensible solutions. The goal of mediation is to reach a mutually beneficial settlement which is reduced to writing and may be presented to court in lieu of trial.
Mediation can take place at any stage in the litigation process (or prior to the litigation process) and any number of disputed issues can be addressed and resolved. It is common for parties to address a significant issue, such as temporary orders or a final parenting plan, in a stand-alone session and return at a later date to address the remaining issues. The entire process is collaborative and nothing is decided without consensus from both parties. Mediation is a safe and confidential atmosphere, in which nothing discussed can be used in court.
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