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What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a party-driven process designed to prioritize the interests of the parties to explore solutions to their unique problems. Christina is an experienced Court-rostered Master Mediator and Domestic Mentor and a licensed attorney in good standing trained in communication techniques which encourage a collaborative conversation with the goal of resolving some or all the issues. She has spent years developing a direct and efficient style to work with families in conflict. Mediation can take place with or without attorneys.

Christina follows the best practices for mediation as outlined by the Utah Courts and the Utah Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is an active committee member of the Utah chapter of the AFCC. Mediation can be a cathartic and creative process. The mediator is a neutral third party, who can validate the conflict but not escalate it.

Frequently a more flexible agreement can be reached in mediation, allowing the parties to determine what will work best for their family. It is a cost-effective solution as opposed to involving the courts. The parties, with or without attorneys, offer what they are willing to do and work together to find solutions. The mediator is not able to give legal counsel but can help parties navigate the applicable laws by providing legal information.

Nothing is legally binding unless the parties agree in writing. Christina works with attorneys offering a flat fee for the drafting of legal documents and the parties can file with them with the appropriate courts. Mediation is also a cost-effective way to modify existing orders around child custody, parent time and support.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.
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