CMG Mediation and Family Services helps families resolve conflicts before, during, and after a divorce or breakup of a couple. Divorce is not a one size fits all process and you often may not be aware of all the available options. CMG Mediation and Family Services advocates for families, helping to identify solutions to family conflicts that are tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each family. We help you move past the cycle of stress, expense, and enduring court time that characterizes many divorce proceedings. Consultation replaces disagreement with discussion, by creating safe spaces for separating couples to move forward and creatively resolve their problems together. The families we’ve worked with tell us they appreciate our support and caring, setting us apart – we want to help you move beyond the courtrooms.
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BENEFITS OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In Alternative Dispute Resolution, you have a greater role in shaping both the process and its outcome, by making choices about who to work with, where and when to meet, and how to resolve your issues. Parents who actively participate in making their own agreements are more likely to follow that arrangement for the long term.
Alternative Dispute Resolution offers a less argumentative and hostile way to resolve disputes. An experienced mediator will help you effectively communicate your needs and point of view to the other parent. This is an important advantage since parents remain parents even if they no longer live with their children on an everyday basis. Ongoing, civil communication between parents is usually in the best interests of children.
Disputes are almost always settled or decided much sooner with Alternative Dispute Resolution; often in a matter of months, even weeks, while bringing a divorce to trial can take a year or more.
Cases resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution can save you money that would have been spent on attorney fees, court costs, experts' fees, and other litigation expenses.
In a trial, there is typically a winner and a loser. The “loser” is not likely to be happy, and even the “winner” may not be completely satisfied with the outcome. Alternative Dispute Resolution helps you find win-win solutions and achieve your real goals. This, along with all of ADR's other potential advantages, increases your overall satisfaction.