Mediation uses a third-party neutral to facilitate the resolution of a dispute. Mediation can be utilized as an alternative to court, or can be utilized even during a traditional litigated divorce. Mediation is most useful when people want:
For those who want to step away from the court process, but who need help because they disagree as to child support, spousal support, custody, visitation, property division, etc., there is mediation. A trained mediator is a neutral party who does not represent either side. The mediator helps both parties get creative to reach consensus. The mediator is not permitted to give legal advice, and the parties’ attorneys usually do not participate in the mediation sessions themselves.
Attorney Fout is an experienced divorce attorney and trained mediator, who has completed the 40+ hours of training required by Rule 16 of the Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts. Attorney Fout is also trained to mediate other types of disputes as well (e.g., probate, inheritance issues, post-decree divorce matters such as change of custody or visitation, etc.)