In many counties across the state of Georgia, mediation (a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution) is utilized in the court system for family/domestic law actions, including child support, custody, divorce, legitimation, and visitation actions. Depending on the county, mediation may be court ordered on a case-by-case basis; ordered in every case by way of a standing order (default order entered at the beginning of every case filing); or voluntarily sought by the parties.
Although often thought of as simply an obstacle to pass before appearing for a hearing in a case, mediation can be vital in helping you reach the result you want in your case. Most attorneys and professionals will often tell you that mediation is the best way to have the power to decide what happens in your case. If mediation fails and you present your case to the court, more often than both parties in a case leave disappointed and mad.
At the Sellers Law Firm, we are here to answer your questions about mediation and any other aspects of your case.
Each individual’s case has unique facts and issues to consider. The information provided in this article is general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have a need for legal advice, please give us a call for a consultation at the Sellers Law Firm: where clients become family.