Hi, I’m Emily Robinson. I am a family law attorney working with the Dion Law Group. I have an office in Westlake Village, California and also an office in Encino, California. One of the services that I offer is mediation. Mediation can be a very useful tool for people to use when they’re working to settle a divorce. However, a lot of people don’t understand quite what the role of a mediator is…

A mediator is a neutral person that works with both parties to help them come to resolution in their case. But, the biggest advantage that a mediator can bring to your divorce case is to help you think outside the box. A mediator can help you come up with solutions that you may not be able to think of because you don’t know the law, you’re too stressed out, or it’s an emotional time. They let you know the background of the law and also come up with ideas that would help settle your case in the best interest of you and your spouse. This way, both people can come out with wins. Mediation involves a lot of strategizing, thinking outside the box, and coming up with solutions together as a team, as opposed to being in a litigious context where both spouses are pitted against each other. Because of this, it’s typically a lot less expensive than the divorce process you may hear about or see on TV, where each party has their own attorney and they just go to court fighting each other on every issue.

So, I am really excited to offer mediation to potential clients and be able to help people resolve their disputes outside of court. If you have any questions on this topic, you can contact me at 805-497-7474 or go to my video blog at www.WestlakeDivorceAttorney.com.