Mediation Services Go Online During COVID-19
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in courthouses closing their doors for most public issues, and attorneys having to change up how they offer some of their core services. For divorce cases, this has meant a shift to online mediation (referred to as e-mediation) in many cases.
The good news is that thanks to technological advances, not much needs to change about the mediation process even when it’s shifted online. Here are a few examples of some of the perks that come with e-mediation services during the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders:
- Face to face communication: Videoconferencing technology has gotten much more reliable over the last decade, and you can still engage in face-to-face communication with your e-mediation services. This can make for a much more comfortable experience, and fewer interruptions and moments of confusion than you’d get over a standard voice-only conference call.
- Flexible timing: There is a little more flexibility with regard to when you’ll schedule your meetings since you don’t have to worry about traveling to an office to sit in a conference room.
- Still meet with professionals: You don’t have to put your divorce on the backburner simply because mediation services aren’t available. Through e-mediation, you’ll still work with a skilled professional who will keep the meeting on task and who will be able to leverage their experience with the law and mediation tactics.
For more information about why you should still plan to move forward with your divorce mediation during the pandemic, we encourage you to contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.