Lisa Ramsey has 20 years of experience working with couples to resolve their divorce. Mediation provides an alternative to litigation when the couple wishes to work towards a settlement.
As an experienced litigator, Lisa Ramsey, is able to access the parties motivations, priorities and move the parties to a resolution. Decisions by the Court is based upon the Family Law Code and the relevant case law as well as the ability to make findings of fact. Lisa Ramsey is well versed in in the law and has created a process of mediation which allows the clients to communicate in a safe environment.
Based upon the facts provided, Lisa Ramsey will be able to form an opinion as to how the Courts would likely resolve their issues. Based upon the law, Lisa Ramsey will be able to form an opinion as to how Courts would calculate child support, spousal support, attorney fees, child custody and the division of property.
At the conclusion of the mediation process, The Law Office of Lisa Ramsey will prepare all the necessary pleadings, including the Petition, Response, Schedule of Assets and Debts, Income and Expense, Disclosures, the Marital Settlement Agreement and the final Judgment.
The timing from commencement to completion can be one day or it can be longer depending upon the parties.
Divorce mediation can be successful when the parties have the facts, the assessment of the facts by Lisa Ramsey and the knowledge of the law. Divorce Mediation can help families protect their children. Divorce Mediation allows the parents to formulate the best parenting plan for their children. Divorce Mediation can help the parents maintain a working relationship.
The finances and division of property issues are generally resolved by relating the facts to the Family Law Code and the relevant cases. Experts in business appraisals, home appraisals and pension appraisals are utilized to determine the value of the community and separate assets.
The child support and spousal support issues are resolved by determining the individual incomes or earning capacity of each party. If there are disagreements regarding the income of the parties an expert can be employed to determine the actual income. The Court utilizes a computer program to determine temporary spousal support and child support. The same computer program is utilized in the mediation process.
Lisa Ramsey will require full disclosure so the outcome is fair. Education, legal advice and transparency create the cornerstone of an informed settlement.
Mediations are conducted with either both parties in the same room or the parties in different rooms depending upon the comfort level of the parties. Mediation may also be conducted via video or tele-conference.