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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 Masschusetts (inactive status) and a Court Rostered Master Mediator serving the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th districts in Utah. She pursued her 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 is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and serves on the Park City Bar Association. Christina has invested in many hours of additional training and courses to ensure she is current and well versed in every 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.