Boise Mediation Attorney

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When you enlist the legal services of Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office, you can expect quality counsel and experienced guidance. We have years of experience helping families settle their divorce disputes through mediation, and we put your family’s needs first as we help you work towards a resolution. We genuinely care about the success of your case, and we intentionally take on a low caseload to ensure we can devote more personalized attention to the clients we do take on.

Let’s work towards a favorable resolution in mediation today. Contact Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office for more information. Serving clients in Ada County, Canyon County, Twin Falls, Sun Valley, and Nampa.


What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method available for divorcing spouses to settle their divorce disputes like child custody, alimony, and property division. Mediation sessions are facilitated by a trained third-party mediator, who will make sure your discussion stays on track for reaching a mutual resolution. If you are able to reach an agreement on all your marital disputes, you can avoid having to proceed to a lengthy and often contentious trial. If you are only able to settle some issues, you will need to handle the rest in litigation.

Mediation is meant to be a more open and communicative form of dispute resolution and can take place in informal settings like the mediator’s office. A mediator can more effectively help you and your partner discuss challenging marital disagreements. Although, note that mediators do not have the legal authority to make decisions about your agreement. The mediator is merely here to help you reach a resolution. At the end of mediation, they will help you draft a final proposal (settlement agreement) to submit to the judge for approval.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the benefits of choosing mediation over a trial for family disputes?

Mediation offers several advantages for resolving family disputes. It is a confidential process, allowing couples to discuss matters privately, unlike the public nature of trials. Participants maintain a greater degree of control over the outcome, as they are directly involved in negotiating and structuring a resolution plan. This often leads to mutual satisfaction, as both parties agree on the settlement terms, increasing the likelihood of adherence to the agreement. Mediation fosters amicable communication, which is particularly beneficial for maintaining cooperative relationships, essential for co-parenting. Additionally, successful mediation can avoid the need for a trial, saving time and financial resources.

How does mediation contribute to a more satisfactory resolution in family law disputes?

Mediation contributes to a more satisfactory resolution in family law disputes by empowering both parties to actively participate in crafting the settlement. This direct involvement ensures that the needs and goals of each individual are considered and addressed, leading to a tailored agreement that both parties are more likely to find acceptable. The cooperative nature of mediation encourages transparent discussion and compromise, which can result in a more equitable and agreeable outcome than one imposed by a court decision.

Can mediation help in preserving a cooperative relationship post-divorce?

Yes, mediation can play a significant role in preserving a cooperative relationship post-divorce. The process encourages respectful and constructive communication between parties, which is essential for resolving conflicts amicably. By developing problem-solving skills and understanding each other's perspectives during mediation, ex-partners can establish a foundation for effective co-parenting and ongoing collaboration. This is especially important when children are involved, as it helps to create a stable and supportive environment for them after the divorce.

What makes Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office a good choice for mediation services?

Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office is an excellent choice for mediation services due to our down-to-earth and relatable approach. We prioritize connecting with our clients on a personal level to better understand their unique situations and needs. Our goal is to assist couples in reaching favorable and agreeable resolutions efficiently and effectively. With our commitment to client satisfaction and our extensive experience in family law mediation, we are well-equipped to guide you through the mediation process.

Benefits and Advantages of Mediation

There are many reasons couples may prefer to resolve their disputes in mediation. Here are some of the most common advantages of mediation:

  • Confidentiality. Mediation is a confidential process facilitated by the mediator, whereas trials can often be somewhat public matters.
  • Greater degree of control. In mediation, you and your partner have the sole power to make decisions about your disputes. You can negotiate and transparently discuss your needs and goals and flexibly structure a plan around them. In trial, a judge will often make the final decision by default.
  • Mutual satisfaction. Because you and your partner agreed on how to settle your disputes in mediation, you will both likely be more satisfied than if a judge had merely intervened with a decision. This also means you will both be more willing to meet your end of the bargain.
  • Amicable communication. Divorce disputes can often become adversarial and contentious. Discussing your disagreements in mediation, however, may help you develop strong communication and problem-solving skills that can be constructive for co-parenting in the future or otherwise just preserving a cooperative relationship.
  • Avoid trial. If you are able to resolve all your disputes in mediation, you do not need to proceed to trial, which can save you time and money.

If you are in the process of divorce or are facing a family-related dispute, do not hesitate to reach out to Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office for mediation services. We take a down-to-earth and relatable approach to connect with our clients, and we will do our best to help you and your partner reach a favorable and agreeable resolution. 

Schedule an initial consultation with Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office to get started today. Serving families in Ada County, Canyon County, Twin Falls, Sun Valley, and Nampa.


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