Family Mediation

Family mediation is an effective and compassionate tool for settling family legal disputes. The process is based in communication, so not only are family members able to resolve whatever issue is at hand, they are also able to attain skills that can be of use in the future when it comes to communication.

There are several benefits to using mediation to settle family disputes. It is a private process, which means people do not need to worry about “airing their dirty laundry” in public, as they would in a courtroom. Mediation is also more efficient than other options, so it saves time and money. This is essential when resolving family conflicts in a time when budgets might be unstable and people are ready to move on with their new lives.

Mediation puts the disputing parties in control of their situation. This means instead of a judge determining the outcome of a dispute, the people most closely affected are the ones make decisions. If a dispute involves the future of the family’s children, having the parents in control of the resolution is extremely beneficial. Try as it might, the court system often fails children and having an option that puts parents in charge is positive for everyone involved.

Family mediation is also flexible. Not only is the process itself flexible, it allows for flexible resolutions. Every family is unique, and being able to design solutions to problems that are unique means nobody needs to make the one-size-fits-all nature of the courtroom work for them.

Are you involved in a family dispute in Arizona? Are you looking for a way to resolve the issue with the time, expense, frustration, and impersonal nature of the court system? Albert L. Jacobs, Jr. can help. Albert has more than 40 years of legal experience and knows that the courtroom is not always the right place to resolve disputes. If you would like to know more or you are interested in scheduling a mediation consultation with Albert in Arizona, contact him at 480.418.0819 or by email at