Towson Divorce Lawyer | Mediation.
Towson Divorce Lawyer To Represent You At Private Mediation
There are different kinds of mediation that vary in fairness and effectiveness. In my opinion, the most effective mediation is private mediation where both parties are represented by attorneys. This is an effective way to resolve divorce and child custody disputes in Baltimore County. Mediation has also been integrated into the child custody court process. The Family Support Services Administrator and DCM personnel will assign mediation in contested child custody cases, as contemplated by Md. Rule 9-205, dependent on three questions:
- Is mediation appropriate for the parties and the minor child, or is there a history of distrust, violence and selfishness that would doom the mediation and waste court resources?
- Is there a qualified mediator available who has, at minimum, completed basic training defined in Rule 17-104 and advanced training laid out in Rule 17-106?
- Is mediation automatically prohibited because there are bona fide allegation of physical or sexual abuse?
The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman represents clients during the private mediation process, where the mediator shuttles back and forth between each attorney-client pair in an effort to reach an agreement . Without the presence of an attorney, clients do not understand their rights under Maryland law, the mediator's job is not to help either side understand their respective rights, and the mediation becomes a game of "let's make a deal" instead of a principled conversation among equals. We work with top Baltimore County mediators and can identify the most reasonable, effective and experienced mediators.
Unless there has been complete financial disclosure including all information concerning marital and non-marital property, mediation will probably be a useless , fruitless or inherently unfair exercise. Prior to mediation, Amar S. Weisman helps each client review the mediation agreement and prepare a mediation statement to establish clear positions grounded in both the facts and family law.
Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Links
- Circuit Court For Anne Arundel Alternative Dispute Resolution
- The Value of a Negotiated Solution over a Litigated One Published By The Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Towson Divoce, Child Custody & Family Law Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.
Please Call (410) 321-4994 during business hours to schedule a free consultation for the purpose of deciding whether you want to retain Amar S. Weisman. The firm does not accept pro bono clients at this time. To retain legal services and advice, you must pay a retainer, See Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is located in the heart of Towson near The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College and Towson University, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor Towson, MD 21204. We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Garrison, Glen Arm, Greenspring Valley, Homeland, Hunt Valley, Hydes, the Joppa Road Corridor, Kingsville, Long Green, Lutherville, Middle River, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Reisterstown, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Towson, West Towson, White Hall, White Marsh, and the York Road corridor. We have also represented a number of out-of-state clients. The law firm does not guarantee the results in any matter.