What is a Pro Se Represented Mediation?

Pro Se Mediation Summary A Pro Se client is an individual who represent themselves in pending legal or court proceedings without an attorney. Pro Se representation has its advantages and disadvantages. Some pro se litigants save time and money, but many lack the legal training and experience to successfully prove their case. However, if the two parties are in agreement on the issues and are looking to bridge the small nuances and terms of the agreement a Pro Se Mediation may work for you. So alternatively, parties can meet with a mediator without an attorney to settle their issues. However, the mediator cannot represent or provide counsel to either party, they must remain neutral.

The mediation process is designed to assist separating couples (as well as families) in conflict, to reach an agreement between themselves, privately, confidentially and informally. It allows the parties to maintain control of their decisions. It employs the skills of a neutral and impartial third party, the mediator, who assists the individuals to make their own decisions by providing necessary information, clarifying issues, helping them explore alternative solutions, and suggesting possible compromises. The mediator has no power to render a decision or to force the parties to accept a settlement. Because the voluntary settlement that the parties reach is designed by the parties themselves, it is more likely to be carried out without the need for external enforcement or further litigation.

Issues mediated may include custody, visitation and child support; alimony or spousal support; division of assets; and the tax impacts of various alternative decisions.


Attorney Amber Boles’ Opening Statement for Mediations WITHOUT Attorney Present

Stop searching for an attorney you can trust and count on. Amber Boles is your attorney. She is incredibly responsive, always willing to listen to your concerns and has a very caring heart. We were at our last hope in trying to get a two year case resolved. After spending thousands and thousands of dollars with another attorney and getting nowhere, Amber took on our case with such passion that she was able to get more accomplished in 45 days than our old attorney did in two years. She is someone who in my opinion doesn’t see you as a revenue stream, but one who wants justice served for her clients. She studied hard to know our case and spent countless hours getting ready for trial. She represented us so well in court. Amber is inspiring to be around and candidly one of the smartest individuals I have the chance to be around. I highly recommend you hire Amber Boles. She is top notch in our book. An outstanding lawyer.

- Steve

I hired Amber to assist me with my divorce. My ex-husband is self-employed and was trying to evade alimony and child support payments. Amber was very aggressive in uncovering his income. She left no stone unturned, and did not waste time in moving my case forward. She was extremely knowledgeable about the law and was very familiar with our judge. At trial she presented the evidence and facts in a clear, professional manner. She was very organized, and aggressive. Most of all she really cared about me. She far exceeded my expectations. She was the second attorney I had on my case, and by far the best! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

- Debra

Words cannot explain what an amazing human being Amber is. She went above and beyond to help me in a very ugly custody battle. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. When you’re in court cases that have your children’s safety at risk, you want the best. And Amber Boles is the best!

- Kelly

Professional, personable, efficient, informative, and the list goes on. Thank you so much for handling my family’s legal matter quickly and efficiently. We could not have done it without you being there every step of the way. My family and I are very satisfied with your services. You are our “go to” attorney. I highly recommend Amber Boles!

- A.I

Amber is wonderful! After a two year long, failed custody battle with another attorney, we hired Amber. Amber had the case resolved in about 5 months with mediation and we got everything we wanted! Amber knows family law so well, it made the process easy and comfortable! We highly recommend her!

- Andrea
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