MARYLAND MEDIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
MARYLAND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution office was created to promote the availability and use of alternative dispute resolution throughout Maryland. They do this in a variety of ways such as collaborating with courts, ADR practitioner organizations and other stakeholders to advance the field of conflict resolution.
They also provide grants and technical assistance to support court, community, school and universities and government ADR programs and projects. They provide training and presentations to courts, bar associations, and other organizations and groups for skill enhancement, professional growth, ethics matters and public information and awareness. They work to improve the quality of mediation services and raise public awareness of ADR and supporting the appropriate groups.
Mediation is a process in which a trained neutral mediator helps people in a dispute understand each other and reach an agreement. It is a voluntary process and completely confidential. Agreements reached in mediation are only final when all of the participants are satisfied and willing to sign their names to the agreement.
While a court may order parties to attend mediation, it cannot force them to reach an agreement. Anything that is discussed in mediation is confidential and cannot be used in court. There are a few exceptions when it comes to child abuse, imminent threats of harm to a person, or allegations of duress or fraud. In many instances a mediator may be an attorney, just not your attorney.
Mediators and attorneys have different roles and it’s always best to consult your Maryland family law attorney at The Burton Firm.
CONTACT MARYLAND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY FOR HELP
The Burton Law Firm understands how divorce can affect you and your family’s life indefinitely. Having years of experience handling all types of divorce cases throughout the state of Maryland, you can trust us to handle your case with care. Give us a call at (301) 420-5540 to speak to a family law attorney in Maryland.
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