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Salt Lake City Mediation Attorney

Handling Divorce Mediation in Salt Lake City

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve a family law case. At Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law, our experienced divorce mediation attorney has practiced family law for almost 30 years and will work tirelessly to reach the best resolution for you and your former spouse.

There are many parts to a divorce agreement, including child custody arrangements, property and debt division, and spousal support, among others. Our Salt Lake City divorce mediator is knowledgeable about the many options available in mediation and can help you and your former spouse avoid a long or costly battle in court. Generally, our mediator will help each party move to the middle by understanding each other’s perspectives and needs.

To speak with a knowledgeable divorce mediator in Salt Lake City, call Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law today at (801) 845-9029 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

How Does Mediation Work in Utah?

In Utah, when a couple cannot reach an agreement on all or some issues in their divorce, they will meet with a third-party mediator. This mediator will attempt to guide the two parties through the disputed issues and explore possible options for resolution. The mediator will not offer legal advice, nor will they tell the parties what decision to make.

The former spouses can meet with their mediator together or separately, and they will continue to meet until they can reach an agreement or until it becomes clear that no agreement will be reached. In this situation, the couple will move on to trial, where a judge will make the final decision regarding the disputed issues.

Does Utah Require Divorce Mediation?

Since May of 2005, in any divorce complaint filed which includes contested issues, the two parties must participate in at least one mediation session in good faith. Good faith means that a party attends the mediation and genuinely tries to reach an agreement with the other party. Sometimes, parties can arrive at a partial agreement as to some issues, and then the remaining issues can be decided by a judge at trial.

Utah Dispute Resolution

The Utah State Bar has a program called Utah Dispute Resolution, which is a mediation service that is frequently used by persons of modest income. We have found UDR to be a good source to resolve cases with persons of modest means, or for that matter, any client, regardless of their finances. The mediators at UDR must be certified by the court to serve. They must also have completed a basic mediation course, understand family law, and have a certain number of hours as a mediator before being certified.

Parent-Time Disputes Mediated First

Also, the Third District Court requires the parties to mediate first if they have a dispute over parent-time before the party can bring a contempt action before the court for the other party’s failure to follow a court order.

Choose Ted Weckel for Compassionate Divorce Mediation

At Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law, we understand that navigating family disputes can be emotionally challenging. Our experienced Salt Lake City mediation attorney offers a compassionate and effective approach to resolving conflicts through mediation.

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that allows you and your family to work together with a neutral mediator to find mutually agreeable solutions. Unlike litigation, mediation encourages open communication and collaboration, fostering a more amicable resolution.

Some key benefits of choosing mediation over litigation include:

  • Control: Mediation allows you to maintain control over the outcome of your dispute, rather than leaving it in the hands of a judge.
  • Cost-effective: Mediation is generally more cost-effective than going to court, as it avoids lengthy legal battles and associated expenses.
  • Time-saving: Mediation typically takes less time than litigation, allowing you to reach a resolution more quickly and move forward with your life.
  • Preserving relationships: Mediation promotes healthier communication and cooperation, helping to preserve relationships, especially when children are involved.
  • Confidentiality: Mediation proceedings are confidential, providing a safe and private space to discuss sensitive matters.

Our skilled mediation attorney in Salt Lake City is dedicated to guiding you through the mediation process and helping you find practical and long-lasting solutions that prioritize the well-being of your family. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards resolving your family disputes amicably.

Call our Salt Lake City divorce attorney, Ted Weckel today at (801) 845-9029 to schedule your consultation with our divorce mediator in Utah.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does divorce mediation take in Utah?

Divorce mediation in Utah typically takes between two to six months, depending on the complexity of the issues and the willingness of both parties to cooperate. The process involves a series of sessions, where a neutral mediator helps the couple negotiate and reach agreements on various matters such as asset division, child custody, and support. While some couples may resolve their differences in a few sessions, others may require more time to address all concerns. Mediation aims to be a quicker, less adversarial, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional divorce litigation.

How does Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law, approach family law mediation in Salt Lake City?

Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law, approaches family law mediation in Salt Lake City with a compassionate and effective strategy. With nearly 30 years of experience in family law, the firm understands the emotional challenges of navigating family disputes. Their mediation process is voluntary and confidential, encouraging open communication and collaboration to find mutually agreeable solutions. The goal is to resolve conflicts amicably, prioritizing the well-being of the family and fostering a more harmonious resolution than what might be achieved through litigation.

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  • Why Experience Matters

    Having been a member of the bar since 1991, Ted has expertise in divorce, child custody, or alimony modification is needed to protect your rights and quality of life. Judges and opposing attorneys in Utah are more persuaded by a lawyer who exhibits knowledge of the law, preparation, and respect.

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    As a professional family law attorney in Salt Lake City, Ted is knowledgeable, collaborative and personable. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a great deal of successful courtroom and mediation experience. We understand that expertise and integrity is key.

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  • Practicing Law Since 1991
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  • 18 Published Appellate Opinions
  • 6 Years Experience as a Judge Pro Tempore
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Since 1993, our team at Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law has been helping clients throughout Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas resolve their family law problems. We can help you, too. To speak with our knowledgeable attorney, reach out to our firm and schedule a consultation. You can rely on us for well-informed advice and strong representation.

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