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Law Offices of
Philip Epstein

Bowie Office Park
14300 Gallant Fox Lane
Suite 103
Bowie, Maryland 20715

Telephone: 301-390-6600
Fax: 301-464-7357

Mediation

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party, the mediator, assists in the resolution of a dispute between two or more persons. The use of the mediation process has increased significantly in recent years as an alternative to litigation. In the typical mediation session, the mediator actively participates with the parties in discussing the issues to be resolved, helps the parties focus on these issues, and offers settlement options for consideration by the parties. The goal of mediation is to assist the parties to reach a mutually acceptable settlement of their dispute.

Spouses may choose mediation as a means of resolving all of the issues arising out of the termination of their marriage without having to litigate these issues in court. Issues concerning custody, visitation, child support, property division, and alimony can all be discussed at length. A negotiated settlement of these issues can be reached and a written settlement agreement prepared which incorporates the substance of the agreements reached by the parties on these issues. Some of the advantages of mediation are that it is a private process, it eliminates the stress that results from contested court litigation, and it substantially reduces the cost of obtaining a divorce. Mediation is now being used extensively by the courts in Maryland after a divorce suit has been filed as a means to help resolve the issues in divorce cases. Before a case proceeds to trial, these issues are referred to a mediator to see if a negotiated settlement can be reached.

I have had extensive training and experience as a mediator and have handled many mediation matters. I periodically serve as a mediator with respect to financial issues in divorce cases that are referred to me by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County Maryland. I can provide the assistance you need to resolve the issues arising out of your divorce through mediation.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with you and to discuss how I may be of service.

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