What is mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process that serves as an alternative dispute resolution method to avoid contested litigation.
Who is involved in a mediation session?
A mediation session involves the parties and a neutral third-party mediator. Attorney Kathleen Reiley is a Mediation Lawyer who can help you mediate your divorce; she cannot however both represent one of you in a litigated divorce and mediate your divorce. In Mediation, the Mediation Lawyer remains neutral.
Can custody disputes be handled by mediation?
In custody disputes, parties are frequently referred to the Office of Family Court Counseling, or in counties where such an office has not been established to a court-appointed mediator. In Dane County there is a program through the Dane County Bar Association in which attorneys volunteer their time to act as mediator for property and financial disputes. Often, the attorneys for the parties participate in the mediation effort through the DCBA mediation project.
Can we Be forced into mediation?
Neither party can be forced into mediation, nor can they be forced to agree on any topic at mediation.
What is the purpose of mediation?
The philosophy is to permit the parties to reach a solution that is agreeable to each of them, though perhaps with great compromise, instead of risking that the judge will issue an order that incorporates his or her own position.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Many people have a mediator help them resolve disputes. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, and a mediator is a person who facilitates the mediation between parties who have a dispute. When the parties form an agreement, the mediator prepares a written draft of the agreement for the parties.
Avoid Going To Court
The major benefits of mediation are that they are resolved outside of the courtroom, thus preventing either party from a possibly lengthly trial, and they are a cost effective method of obtaining a resolution to a dispute.
Attorney Kathleen Reiley assists her clients in mediating their disputes. She also acts as a neutral mediator for non-client parties in the financial aspects of divorce and family law. In addition to her many years of mediation experience, Attorney Reiley completed the 25-hour Divorce Mediation Training on November 1, 2006 through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, Professional Development and Applied Studies.
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Wisconsin State Licensed Attorney:
Attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Reiley exclusively practices law in the state of Wisconsin.
Practice Focus on Divorce and Family Law:
Attorney Reiley focuses her law practice in the area of family law, handling legal separation, divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriages and divorces, child custody, legal custody, physical placement of minor children, child support, spousal support, paternity, marital property issues, and guardianships.
Litigation and Mediation:
With more than thirty years of experience in family law, Attorney Reiley has also participated in the Dane County Bar Association Mediation Project since its inception. Attorney Reiley offers mediation services and divorce mediation, as well as collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, contested divorce, litigated trial divorce, stipulated divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce of elderly spouses, spousal support (alimony), extensive real estate matters involved in divorce, post divorce modifications and actions, and child support modifications.
Kathleen Reiley, SC
Reiley Law Offices
7161 N Port Washington Road, Suite B
Milwaukee (Glendale), Wisconsin 53217
Telephone: (414) 369-6309
Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
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