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A private, faster, less expensive and less adversarial way of resolving divorce cases.
Tulsa divorce attorneys seek out Stanley Myers Morgan to access our extensive experience in mediation for their tough divorce cases.
In simple terms, mediation is the attempt to settle a legal dispute through active participation of a third party—the mediator—who works to find points of agreement and help those in conflict agree on a fair result. In our role as a mediator, the attorneys of Stanley Myers Morgan act as a neutral third party. Our job is not to offer prescriptive advice, but to manage the interaction between the parties and encourage constructive communication through the use of specialized communication techniques. We also serve in an evaluative role by analyzing and assessing the issues, and conducting reality testing (helping clients recognize their negative thoughts and evaluate them logically rather than emotionally).
At Stanley Myers Morgan, we’re experienced in reading non-verbal messages and other signals from the parties involved, and we are adept at directing the discussions toward the issues and away from personal attacks. Pressure, aggression and intimidation—all common occurrences during tougher divorce cases—are handled with professionalism and are refocused toward more productive communication methods.
There are a number of benefits to choosing mediation in a divorce case. These include:
- Cost: Typically, mediation is faster—and as a result, saves money on hourly fees and costs—than arguing the case in court.
- Compliance: While a mediated agreement is fully enforceable in a court of law, there are typically fewer compliance issues since the agreement was reached by the parties working together.
- Control: Unlike a court case, where control resides with the judge or jury, mediation places control in the hands of the parties involved. In addition, since a judge or jury cannot always legally provide solutions that emerge in mediation, parties are more likely to achieve a mutually agreeable result with mediation.
- Confidentiality: Court hearings are public. Mediation remains strictly confidential.
In our experience, the fact that parties are seeking mediation is a sign that both involved are amenable to understanding the other party’s side and working on underlying issues to the dispute. When this is the case, mediation can often be swift and satisfying to both parties. At Stanley Myers Morgan, our goal is to reach a mutually agreeable settlement while preserving the dignity of those involved.