This post is the sixth in a series on making and modifying child support agreements in New Mexico. If you haven’t read parts 1-5 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.
Completing the child support agreement modification (continued)
If the parents disagree about the terms of the modification, they can attempt to resolve their dispute through mediation or the collaborative process.
If the ex-couple chose a mediated or collaborative divorce, this will likely be a great option for resolving their dispute. If one or both parties are unwilling to go through mediation, then the court will set a hearing to settle the matter.
The role of mediation and the collaborative process in divorce and child support cases
Family law issues are often complex and highly stressful for all parties involved. Add to that an expensive and time consuming journey through the court system and it’s enough to make anyone apprehensive. Fortunately, for many people, mediation and the collaborative process offer a way to resolve their family law disputes with less time, less money, and less stress. Not only is this easier on the wallets and the state of mind of parents, but studies have shown that minimizing dispute during periods of family transition like divorce maximizes the likelihood of positive outcomes for children involved in the process.
Choosing the right mediator
Unlike lawyers, mediators are not licensed and regulated by a centralized body. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you choose a mediator with the right qualifications and experience.
PJ Hartman is a board certified family law specialist with over 15 years of experience resolving family law disputes. Whether mediation, the collaborative process, or litigation are the best fit for your case, she has the skills and experience to resolve your dispute in the best interest of all parties involved.