One of the best solutions for the issues:

Calmly, fairly and under the law.

Utah law now requires all parties involved in a disputed family law case to attend mediation. Mediation can be an excellent way to avoid an adversarial, in-court process for these and other cases:

Mediation is an informal meeting between the stakeholder parties and a neutral mediator who facilitates communication and information exchange. The goal is that both sides of the dispute should be fully known, and also that a settlement can be reached out-of-court. Going through the court system is not always traumatic, but it can sometimes be very hard on all parties involved. To avoid that possibility, you should engage Clark R. Ward to help make your mediation process as effective as possible.

Mediation Misconceptions

Amazingly, some people make the mistake of thinking that they should attend mediation before being fully advised of their legal rights by an experienced attorney, or that all mediators are the same. This is simply untrue. Some mediators are retired judges. Others are attorneys who no longer practice law. Potential mediators can have a very wide range of competency and experience. Call Clark Ward to be advised on the better mediators for your case. Better mediation can mean saving both time and money. Better mediation is far more likely to keep you out of court entirely.

Attending mediation before being legally advised is like having surgery before being diagnosed. It is extremely risky, and you might lose something important to you for no good reason. The legal services of Mr. Ward help you avoid innocently giving up rights you were unaware that you had. Although it does not take place in court, the legal processes behind mediation are no less strict. A small mistake can cost you the custody of your child, or may have an effect on child support or alimony.

If you have any questions regarding mediation or the laws governing it, please call us immediately. Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, but our scheduling line is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Initial phone consultations are always free.

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  • 6925 Union Park Avenue • Suite 550
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84047
  • (801) 561-4400
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