Mediate — Don’t Litigate
The American Bar Association found that parents who could listen, understand and respond to one another had the best chance of resolving the conflict that they faced, now and in the future. In other words, the best way to resolve disputes is simple:
At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we help divorcing spouses and their children find the tools they need to resolve conflict. We do this in a number of ways, including family law mediation. If you would like to learn more about the mediation process, our Preparing for Mediation Handbook is an excellent resource. Our Collaborative Handbook and Conflict Management Handbook are also very helpful.
To book a mediation, please call us in San Antonio at 210-686-6193 or use our convenient scheduling tool. Attorney Matt Sossi is a trained mediator with more than 25 years of experience in family law and conflict resolution.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is, among other things, an alternative to courtroom litigation. While going to court can be costly and damaging to the parents and the children, mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that occurs outside of court. Mediation is a chance for divorcing spouses to discuss their needs and find solutions that work for themselves and their children.
Typically, both parties in a mediation will meet in an agreed-upon place, and both parties have the option of having their attorneys present. The goal of the mediation is to discuss points of conflict and find solutions. Mediation is preferred by so many people because it helps them avoid the trauma and cost of courtroom litigation, while preserving a working, co-parental relationship that promotes the well-being of the children.
At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we can provide you with the resources you need to move beyond the pain of the divorce process, become an effective co-parent, and lay the foundation for a stable, healthy future for yourself and your kids.
3 Things To Consider Before You Litigate
- Think Context: Are you simply missing what is being said? If so, mediation may be the chance you need to get on the same page with the other party, rather than stay at odds in courtroom litigation.
- Assess Your Risk: What would litigation cost? What is the benefit? Often the benefits of mediation outweigh the emotional and financial costs of litigation.
- Find Focus: Define your goals, issues and concerns. This can help you get organized for mediation, address the issues that are truly important, and avoid an extended courtroom battle.
At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we can help you do all these things. Our founding attorney, Matt Sossi, is a trained mediator and has been practicing family law for more than 25 years. Our entire team is here to guide you through the mediation process.