What is Parker Mediation & Collaborative Law?

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What is Mediation?

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How Parker Mediation & Collaborative Law Can Help You Divorce does not have to be devastating. There are productive and dignified ways of managing conflict through professional divorce mediation or a collaborative law process.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a collaborative and confidential process. You work together with a neutral mediator in private sessions.

The process is voluntary, you stay in control. The mediator will guide you to explore options and plan your future.

When you are satisfied with your agreement you sign the required documents.

We are a full service mediation firm. That means we prepare all the paperwork you need to file with court.

During your final session, your mediator will prepare you for going to court.

We help you every step of the way.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a voluntary process that parties use to reach agreement without litigating.

Both parties are individually represented by a lawyer. The parties agree that the attorneys will not represent either party in any litigated court proceeding.

The parties act in good faith to make agreements and the lawyers aid in the negotiations to help the parties reach and acceptable settlement.

The parties provide full disclosure of all relevant information needed to reach agreement on all matters.

The parties hire a coach and a financial expert, both professionals, who help support the parties as needed in the process.

When the parties reach agreement, the lawyers draft the agreement. The parties then go to court for approval by the judge.

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Why Parker Mediation & Collaborative Law?

Divorce mediation helps you manage the divorce process.

Deciding to divorce can be a long process and a complete surprise. No matter how it happens, divorce can be stressful. Each divorce is unique and each person handles divorce differently.

Coming to terms that a marriage is ending is difficult. Divorce mediators help people plan the terms of the dissolution of the marriage. Experienced divorce mediators help people appreciate the emotional aspects of splitting up and moving on.

You don't have to go it alone when you experience anger, fear, loss, and sadness, Parker Mediation provides a safe space to manage unresolved emotional issues. Our mediators help you to manage divorce negotiations in a way that serves you and your interests for the future.

Benefits Of Mediation
Dispute Resolution Mediation Is An Effective Alternative To Divorce Litigation
Mediation is a collaborative process that promotes healthy interactions between the parties.
You − not the mediator, judge or arbitrator − determine the outcome.
Let’s face it: When we’re in a fighting mode, interactions can get ugly and make our lives miserable. A skilled mediator can help reduce the hostility, tension and misunderstandings that are ordinarily experienced when people are engaged in conflict.
Parties learn how to communicate with each other about difficult, sensitive issues in a non-threatening and non-accusatory manner. Their improved communication skills set a pattern for future interactions and problem solving.
Mediation sessions are held in a private office or conference room. There is no public docket, so no one else need learn about your personal issues. Also, Washington law protects the confidentiality of communications made by parties in mediation and prohibits use of these communications in subsequent formal proceedings such as arbitration or trial.
Mediation sessions are held in a private office or conference room. There is no public docket, so no one else need learn about your personal issues. Also, Washington law protects the confidentiality of communications made by parties in mediation and prohibits use of these communications in subsequent formal proceedings such as arbitration or trial.
Parties can arrange their mediation sessions according to personal scheduling needs and emotional and logistical requirements for pacing and time frame
When the relationship between the parties will be continuing, mediation reduces the likelihood of estrangement and may even help parties move beyond the conflict and reestablish their relationships with greater understanding and empathy.
Parties are able to create agreements with enough structure for predictability and enough flexibility to adapt to change.
Mediation will help you save time and money. Resolutions can be achieved within hours or weeks, rather than months or years. There are far fewer expenses and many of them can be shared.
Research shows that the majority of people who mediate are satisfied with the process and mediated agreements have a higher rate of compliance than court orders. Mediation minimizes the hostility and misunderstandings that couples experience when ending a marriage or other committed relationship. When there are minor or dependent children, divorce mediation can help build a foundation for a healthy co-parenting relationship. Divorce mediation also gives separating couples a sense of control at a time when they are feeling great anxiety and disorientation. It diffuses their fears by creating a nonthreatening structure for making important decisions about their future separate lives.

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