About Family Law
Family law has expanded from strictly litigation to include mediation, collaborative law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques. Recognizing the importance and value of these techniques, Linda Sorg Ostovitz holds certifications in Civil Mediation, Divorce Mediation, and Collaborative Law. Mrs. Ostovitz utilizes her experience and expertise to mediate divorce cases in Maryland and particularly in Howard, Carroll, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Silverstein & Ostovitz offers evaluative divorce mediation services.
Our mediation expert, Mrs. Ostovitz, will meet with both parties to listen and evaluate the facts of your case. Based on her more than 30 years of experience, she provides legal guidance and feedback to help move your case along to a mutual agreement. Mrs. Ostovitz is highly engaged and responsive throughout the divorce mediation process, helping to resolve areas of disagreement and contention.
Divorce mediation is a well-regarded alternative to litigation. During the mediation process, the parties will make decisions on all of the potential marital issues including alimony, housing, retirement, custody, etc. Many people find that the stress of the courtroom divorce proceedings can surface negative feelings and comments that may have an impact on a relationship for years to come. In the case of people with children and close family ties, the ability to make decisions together regarding the marital issues in dispute will allow for a more civil separation and termination of the marriage. Many of our clients find the benefits of divorce mediation to be:
- Lower costs
- Increased involvement in decision making
- Less stress
The mediation process typically involves a minimum of two sessions. Both parties participate in each session in a private, calm, and professional setting. The sessions are facilitated by Family Law Attorney and Divorce Mediator, Linda Sorg Ostovitz. The goal of mediation is to make decisions regarding all of the potential marital issues including alimony, housing, retirement, etc. If the divorce includes child custody and access matters, your child’s best interest will be carefully considered as a part of the process.
After grounds for divorce ripen, couples may then proceed with an uncontested divorce. A judge will be able to grant the divorce incorporating the terms of your mediated agreement.
To learn more about divorce mediation and other divorce options, attend one of our seminars, Considering Divorce? Your Legal Options in Maryland. For a complete schedule of seminars and workshops, visit our calendar.
If you have already decided on mediation to resolve your divorce, contact us at (410) 461-4200 to schedule your first appointment.