Family law lawyers
Faced with the complexity and diversity of procedures for resolving a family dispute, the numerous legal issues raised by separation and its human implications, it is essential to seek useful advice.
Finding amicable solutions is one of the key values of the law firm ALTEA, since they enable the interests of the parties and children to be better served.
Among the ways of amicably resolving disputes is one in which the role of a lawyer may be essential: family mediation.
The mediation process is not improvised. It complies with strict rules covering, among other things, the neutrality of the mediator, the confidentiality of mediation, the opportunity to involve experts, etc.
A number of the firm's lawyers are trained in mediation, collaborative law, non-violent communication, etc.
In addition to purely legal expertise, we are continually expanding our training to offer you the best possible coaching in your mediation.
Our work as lawyers also consists of helping you before, during and after a mediation process.
- With advice, guidance, an explanation of the process, the choice of mediator, as well as making contact with the latter and the other party.
- We can also direct and guide you to other complementary approaches, which can be combined with mediation: negotiations, procedures, conciliation, etc.
- If necessary, our lawyer is able to accompany you to your initial meeting with the mediator and to one or other of the meetings during the course of the process, where appropriate.
- Apart from a physical presence at meetings, our lawyer will continue to be your contact in terms of ideas for resolving any disputes, identifying possible deadlocks in mediation and their causes.
- Although mediation suspends the usual enforcement actions, it may nevertheless be necessary to introduce interim judicial measures (for example, a petition for divorce, an application for child support, etc.) . This is permitted and a lawyer can take charge of this.
- It is also our responsibility to provide you with legal advice, which the neutral mediator is unable give you.
- Should family mediation prove successful, it is often up to us to draft the agreement that has been reached.
- Should mediation fail, we can help you to examine other ways of resolving the dispute, including by means of a legal process.
Altea offers you advice from expert lawyers, who are trained in mediation and reasoned negotiation techniques as well as other alternative ways of resolving disputes.
Catherine de Bouyalski (Lawyer)
Direct line: +32 (0) 2 894.45.76