Some divorces are settled fairly easily. The parties may sit down at the kitchen table and work out an agreement. The lawyers may be able to resolve differences between the parties with correspondence and telephone conversations. But if settlement discussions prove difficult, a mediator should be brought in to assist in negotiations.
A divorce mediator works primarily by bringing everybody to the table and asking questions. A skilled mediator can use questions to focus everyone on settlement and explore possibilities they had not considered before. Our experience has been that divorce mediation often helps settle cases, saving the parties a lot of money and aggravation.
Divorce mediation can be conducted at any stage in the proceedings, from early in settlement negotiations until just before the trial. Divorce mediation can be useful in all areas of family law, including divorce, property division, child support, alimony, custody, and visitation.
Divorce mediation in Brunswick and St. Simons, Georgia, is done with one of the domestic mediators registered with the Brunswick Superior Court. The following registered divorce mediators have had training both in mediation and family mediation:
James R. Coppage, 3176 Cypress Mill Road, Brunswick, GA 31525 (912) 265-1237.
Wallace E. Harrell, 777 Gloucester St, Ste 200, Brunswick, GA 31521 (912) 265-6700.
Larry Kimel, 200 Salt Air Drive, #130, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 506-4082.
Leslie Mattingly, 4315 Tenth St. EB, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-5430.
Mary Helen Moses, 228 Redfern Village, Suite 203, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 634-8595.
Rita Spalding, 1522 Richmond St., Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-8686.