Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and is routinely ordered by many judges in South Alabama as a way to encourage people to resolve their disputes without the necessity of trial.
Generally, mediation is less time consuming and, therefore, less costly than traditional approaches to resolving cases through litigation. Carmen F. Howell has completed the Domestic Relations Mediation Training and Domestic Violence Mediation Training courses approved by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and she is a registered mediator in Alabama. Ms. Howell mediates civil cases including divorces, custody, paternity, child support, juvenile dependency, and post-divorce modifications. As a trained mediator and practicing divorce attorney, Ms. Howell understands that resolving a divorce in a faster, more cost efficient and less adversarial manner is often the best way to achieve a resolution in a domestic case where emotions and stress are high.
Is Mediation Right for You?
In mediation, the parties work together to negotiate a solution to their legal issue. Carmen Howell, as a neutral third party mediator, will work to:
- Encourage both parties to develop a realistic sense of their case
- Clarify the distance between the opposing parties
- Bridge the gap between the opposing parties
Rather than leaving the fate of your children, money and property in the hands of a judge who only has limited time to hear your case and even less time to make a decision, people can participate in mediation and come up with a solution that works best for them and their families. This can avoid the stress, time and money associated with a domestic trial which often can permanently damage a relationship between former spouses and their children. Ms. Howell works hard during mediation to encourage parties to compromise and have control over the outcome of their case.
Whether you have been ordered to mediate in your case or you are interested in mediation as a way to resolve your case, Carmen Howell can assist you in reaching a solution. Ms. Howell mediates general civil and domestic cases throughout all South Alabama counties including Coffee, Pike, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Covington counties.