Managing Conflict, Finding Real Solutions
Divorce is a very difficult and complicated time for most families. It is an emotionally charged period that demands a commitment to change. Financial stresses, logistical concerns, and particularly the well-being of children and family involved can make this process feel overwhelming and intimidating. Effective mediation can manage and de-escalate conflict, focus the discussion, and create a safe space where each party can find their voice in difficult conversations. It can help spouses move forward as partners and co-parents when children are involved.
A Powerful Tool for Families
Mediation provides families an opportunity to create their own solutions around their unique family situation. Mediation is a facilitated conversation; spouses can be together in the same room or in separate rooms, represented or unrepresented (pro se) by attorneys. It offers many families a cost-effective alternative to proceedings in court on a wide range of family law matters which include: divorces, parent time, custody, child support, modifications, division of marital assets and debts, spousal support, and relocations among other family-related issues. The mediator is not a party to the proceeding and stays neutral during the mediation while helping the parties find common ground and solutions.
A Smart Choice
Christina Zavell, Esquire, is an attorney at law in Utah and Massachusetts (inactive status) and a Court Rostered Master Mediator and Mentor serving all of Utah. She pursued a second career in mediation because it allows her to leverage her direct, no-nonsense, cost-sensitive approach with compassion to assist families in managing their conflict and work towards effective family-driven solutions. Christina quickly became a well-established and respected mediators because of her efficient and cost-effective practice. Christina is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and is a court-rostered Domestic Mediator and Mentor. Christina has invested in many hours of additional training and courses to ensure she is current and well versed in the ever-changing legal climate. Mediation allows families to work together with a more creative, solution-driven focus. Mediation is not regulated so it is important to make sure your mediator is a Utah Court Rostered Mediator and/or a Utah Court Rostered Domestic Mediator. More information on the importance of Court Rostered Mediators can be found here.