Mediation is a process in which parties in a legal action meet with a neutral, third-party person who helps them to come to as mutually satisfactory agreement on issues in their case as possible. Mediation occurs outside of the courtroom and is an attempt to give your case as much personal attention as possible. In Jefferson County, Kentucky it is estimated that each family court judge has 2,000 family law cases brought before them each year. Because of this, the judges know that they simply do not have the resources available to devote as much time to each family’s case as is necessary to address all of their needs. Many family law cases are referred to mediation to try to address issues such as child custody, visitation schedules, and property division before having to go to trial. Being able to settle as many of these issues as possible may avoid the need for trial, which is often a source of emotional stress and personal expense to all parties involved. The goal of mediation will be to come to a written agreement between the parties to reflect a mutually beneficial solution to the unique issues facing your family.
Chris Harrell has over twenty-five years of experience representing litigants in all aspects of Family Law in Jefferson county, Kentucky. He would be more than happy to discuss any problems you may have within the family court system including: divorce, adoption, custody, visitation and time-sharing issues, child support, and mediation services
Our office is happy will work with you and your attorneys to find an agreeable time to schedule mediation in your case in order to best accommodate work schedules. (Please keep in mind that your attorney may charge you an extra premium for mediations held outside normal business hours.) Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our office is currently offering all mediation sessions via Zoom e-meeting. Our office will continue to offer mediations via Zoom in the future in order to help accommodate schedules and traveling restrictions for all parties involved.
Christopher Harrell Attorney at Law
2500 Bardstown Road Suite #4 Louisville, KY 40205 p: (502) 456-0078 f: (502) 456-0079