Offit Kurman Family Law Attorney Cheryl Hepfer Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Five Strategies to Get a Better Deal in Mediation

Mediation is all about compromise. But there are ways to tilt the process in your favor. Divorcing spouses often turn to mediation as a way to resolve their differences. Hiring a mediator can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees—and even more if a judgment goes against you. And some states require divorcing couples to explore mediation first. Mediation is also an option in some disputes between investors and stockbrokers, an employer and a former employee, business partners parting ways or parties to a commercial contract. The key is to know your priorities and look for tactical advantages at the same time you are seeking common ground. Choosing the right mediator, gathering detailed financial information and, in some cases, showing empathy at an opportune moment can boost the odds of a favorable outcome, experts say. Click here to read the full article on the Wall Street journal.

About Cheryl Hepfer

Cheryl L. Hepfer Ms. Hepfer guides her clients to a resolution of their family matters through her expertise in family law and domestic law, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, the collaborative process, or litigation. She has a wealth of experience in complex property distribution, alimony, child custody and visitation, child access, and child support matters, which has led her to successfully litigate in trial courts throughout Maryland. She also has a successful appellate practice. Ms. Hepfer settles most of her cases out of court because she explores settlement options early, hoping to limit client costs and enhance the opportunity for an amicable resolution.