Smith Simmons announced today the creation of the Domestic Mediation Center at Smith Simmons. The Domestic Mediation Center provides a unique setting for resolving your domestic litigation matter in Oklahoma City. With a professional staff possessing expertise in the areas of divorce and family law, as well as conflict resolution, consensus building, and collaborative strategies, the Center provides an encouraging atmosphere for resolving your family law case. Smith Simmons is proud of its commitment to the collaborative process in resolving the increasing number of high conflict domestic matters in Oklahoma, and the Domestic Mediation Center is a natural evolution of the firm based on that commitment.
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a non-adversarial process for resolving disputes. At The Domestic Mediation Center a skilled neutral third party referred to as a mediator guides this process. The mediator assists participants to focus on the real issues of the dispute, clarify misunderstandings, explore solutions, and negotiate an agreement in the best interest of the matter. All domestic and family law matters can be successfully mediated if the parties approach mediation with the right attitude.
HOW DOES MEDIATION WORK?
The mediation process itself is structured so that persons unfamiliar with the process will quickly become comfortable. At the mediation session each person has the opportunity to share their side of the story and their thoughts about the situation. The parties then begin to work through the issues they want resolved. The mediator may meet with everyone together and will also meet individually with each side. This offers participants the opportunity to communicate to the mediators their real interests in the dispute as well as to vent anger or frustrations outside the presence of the other party. The mediator will work with each person, within the mediation parameters, until an agreement is reached that is acceptable to everyone.
Upon reaching an agreement, the agreement is put in writing and signed by the parties involved, along with their attorneys. If time permits, a final order will be drafted at the time of the mediation to facilitate an efficient resolution of the matter.
WHY THE DOMESTIC MEDIATION CENTER?
The Domestic Mediation Center is conveniently located in central Oklahoma City. The building is easily accessible with parking readily available outside the front door of the building. When you arrive at the Center you will be greeted by a warm and pleasant face, offered coffee or refreshment, and immediately shown to your respective mediation room.
The mediation space at the Center is ample with two conference rooms, each providing access to television, digital presentation tools, refreshment, and confidentiality due to their divided positioning within the building. Wireless internet will be provided to each participant, and use of Google and Apple presentation tools will be available should a presentation be desired by a participant.
Mediation can be an all-day affair. We at the Center facilitate the occasion by providing refreshment through the day, and lunch at 12:00 for those participating in full day mediation.
HOW TO BOOK AND PREPARE FOR YOUR MEDIATION?
The Domestic Mediation Center at Smith Simmons wants to make the mediation process as easy as possible from start to finish, and continuing in the spirit of innovation and accessibility Smith Simmons has implemented technology to improve the mediation experience from start to finish. We have provided electronic options for the entire process to save time and money for attorney and client, and eliminate questions as to what is expected on the day of mediation. On the DMC home page you will be able to book a mediation, complete and upload your mediation statement, and pay for your mediation through our online payment portal.
Never before has mediation been made so easy. If we can assist with you family law matter by providing mediation services, or a location for your next mediation, please contact us at (855) 973-8877 or visit the Domestic Mediation Center page for more information.
We look forward to assisting you.