Divorce Mediation in Birmingham

Get Help from an Alabama Mediator

When you are getting divorced in Alabama, you may have to attend mediation by operation of law.  The instances when you have to submit to mediation are outlined by an Alabama statute, although couples that prefer to use mediation instead of go to trial are welcome to do so, as well.

At Covenant Law Firm, our Birmingham divorce attorneys are experienced in the nature of mediation and are able to help you attend mandatory mediation with as little stress as possible.  Contact our offices to talk to an attorney about when you can meet with a Birmingham divorce mediator.

When You Need a Divorce Mediator in Birmingham

Alabama law requires that you undergo mediation in three scenarios:

When both parties to the divorce agree about everything – This is an easy scenario and is done to safeguard the parties and give everyone a final chance to ensure that modifications or later protracted court battles do not occur. 

Upon motion by either party – If one party wants to mediate and feels the need to file a motion requesting that a judge order mediation, the judge will order the parties to submit to mediation and will also order the moving party to pay the costs of mediation, with the exception of attorney’s fees. 

When the trial court orders mediation at its discretion – If the judge issues a standing order for mediation, the parties to the divorce must undergo mediation or risk being in contempt of court.  Trial courts may decide who pays for mediation, including attorney’s fees.  Generally, it is better to submit to mediation on your own before a judge orders it. If mediation does not work, the parties may have to file divorce in Birmingham.

If you believe that Birmingham divorce mediation suits your needs, contact the Covenant Law Firm today by filling out our web form or calling 1 205 453.4103.

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