Since May 2005, the State of Utah has required that all persons involved in a contested divorce participate in at least one session of mediation, unless waived, prior to issuing a trial date.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third-party, referred to as a “mediator”, facilitates settlement negotiations between the parties. The benefits of mediation are many, including the ability of the parties to fully participate in reaching a resolution to an unfortunate situation.
Another benefit is that mediation is cheaper than a trial. The family law attorneys at Anderson & Rogers are here to answer any questions that you may have regarding mediation.