Honolulu Mediation Lawyer
Alternatives to Divorce & Family Law Issues
When going through a divorce, many people wish to avoid court and instead look for the fastest, most peaceful solution possible. A Honolulu mediation attorney, or mediator, can help you find the right solution for your unique situation. At Sturdivant & Associates, LLLC, we have more than a decade of experience handling complex family law matters, including divorce, child support, guardianship, and more. We understand that every family is different, which is why we work directly with you throughout the mediation process, working to understand your unique goals and advocating for your rights from start to finish.
Find out if divorce or family law mediation might benefit you—call (808) 201-3898 today to schedule your free consultation.
Why Choose Mediation?
There are many reasons to choose mediation over litigation when it comes to your legal family matter. The main advantage of mediation is that the resolution of your case will not be decided by a judge or jury. Instead, each side’s representing mediator will work to facilitate a fair agreement that protects the best interests of each individual. Mediation does not require evidence to be produced and it does not result in an order of how to resolve a particular dispute.
In many cases, mediation can be more ideal than litigation because it can be:
- Faster – Resolutions are often more quickly agreed upon during mediation than litigation.
- Less expensive – Because it takes less time and involvement, mediation can be a cheaper option.
- Less complicated – Both parties agree upon mutual solutions, making this a more straightforward option.
- More agreeable – The actual parties involved reach a solution, not a judge or jury.
- More creative – The involved parties can find a personalized solution that works for them.
Is Mediation Required for a Divorce in Hawaii?
Hawaii family courts do require both spouses to attempt to resolve their differences and come to a divorce settlement through mediation before filing a motion for a trial. You must certify with the family court that you did attempt mediation before pursuing a contested divorce.
Meditation is one of the most used methods of negotiating a divorce settlement. While it is not for everyone, it is required by the court system in Hawaii.
How a Mediation Attorney Can Help You
Mediation works best for individuals who are likely to agree on all aspects of a separation, divorce, or another legal family issue. This means that you will have to come to a mutual resolution on matters such as child support, custody, alimony, and more. Our Honolulu mediators can help you determine if mediation is the right solution for your circumstances. We are committed to helping individuals navigate stressful situations, offering caring legal counsel and answers to your questions as we navigate the family law process on your behalf.
Contact us at (808) 201-3898 to learn more about how Sturdivant & Associates, LLLC, can advocate for you through the mediation process!