Would Mediation Be Right for Us?
Mediation is becoming much more popular in divorce cases. In face, it is even mandated in some states if you have children. If you have the option, though, it is important to stop and consider whether or not the process is right for you. While mediation can have impressive results, it shouldn’t be misconstrued as a miracle method that works for everyone. Instead of walking into a process blindly, you consider whether your particular situation would actually benefit from going through mediation.
The best reason to go through mediation is often that you have a relationship of some sort that you need to preserve. Divorcing your former spouse does mean that you are bringing the marital relationship to an end, but that might not end the connection between the two of you. If you have children or you run a business together, for example, you might be in a situation where encountering one another in the future is a certainty. Mediation will help you to come to solutions that may not be able to salvage that relationship, but that will allow you to interact with some degree of civility going forth.
You may also wish to go through mediation if there are issues between the two of you that cannot easily be solved by other legal processes. There may be sticking points in your marriage that cannot, or at least should not, be solved in a courtroom. Mediation gives you the ability to work with family lawyers in Garden City NY to come to agreements that might better suit everyone involved. These solutions may not be perfect, but they will allow all involved to come to the table and figure out what will present the best result for everyone.
Mediation may not be for everyone, but it might be for you. The attorneys at Fass and Greenberg are certified mediators, and can help you to determine if your situation warrants mediation or if you need to take your next steps in the courtroom. If you need the help of family lawyers in Garden City NY, contact Fass and Greenberg today.
Family offenses in the State of New York can consist of a wide range of acts. These types of cases are brought when one family member accuses another family member of committing certain acts against him, her, or a third-person family member. Family members are defined as any one of the following under New York law:
- People who are related by blood or marriage
- People who were once married to each other
- People who are not married but have a common child
Types of Prohibited Acts
You will want to speak with a family lawyer from our office if you have been the victim of any of the following acts by a family member:
- Harassment or intimidation
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct
Orders of Protection
Litigants residing together in the same house must be very careful of their spouse provoking incident in order to obtain exclusive occupancy of the house in a matrimonial action. When a person is charged with a family offense, he or she might also be the subject of a petition for an order of protection both in family court and/or criminal court. Litigants must be very careful before agreeing to an order of protection; even without any immediate arrest and a jail sentence for up to six months.
We’ll Advocate for You
The Garden City NY family attorneys at Fass & Greenberg recommend that you not go through emotionally burdensome family offense and order of protection process on your own. Even if an order of protection is entered into on your behalf, it’s only temporary. Another court date will be set for purposes of entering a final order. We can add any number of other terms and conditions to that final order.
You will serve yourself and your family well by contacting the Garden City NY family attorneys at Fass & Greenberg right away after you or a family member become the victim of a family offense. You have every right to have a qualified and respected New York family attorney at your side throughout any court proceedings. Contact our office today to begin building your defense.