Is Mediation Right For Me?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution.  It’s an option for people who want to avoid the often lengthy and expensive ordeal of filing pleadings, doing formal discovery, holding depositions, attending pre-trials and trying the case.

Mediation is an effective way of putting you in control of your own case and getting to a resolution. It’s especially good for people with children or business interests who need to interact after the resolution of their case.

Mediation Attorney | Durham | Judy Whisnant Attorney At Law, PCAs a mediator, I’m a neutral third party who listens to both parties’ positions and helps negotiate a mutual agreement — I don’t make a decision or advocate for either party.  Mediation appeals to my belief that everyone deserves fair treatment and equal justice.  I bring deep experience and a friendly but firm hand in assisting you in the mediation context.  I can help you talk to each other; shrink your oversized expectations; expand your possibilities; work with the nitty-gritty details; and keep your eyes on the prize.

North Carolina courts require everyone who files a lawsuit to mediate custody and property disputes.  For custody, the court provides a mediator free of charge.  Attendance at an orientation and at least one mediation session is mandatory.  For property issues, (the Equitable Distribution), the parties are required to employ a private mediator.  Sometimes you may choose to mediate property, custody and child support issues in the same mediation and this is frequently an efficient way of handling the case. 


Call (919) 688-6860 to speak with a certified AOC mediator and divorce attorney. I can help you to reach a healthy resolution.

Judy Whisnant
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