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Family Law Mediation Attorneys in Salt Lake County

The Amicable Way to Resolve Family Law Disputes

Family law disputes can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful when taken to court. Handling these issues privately through negotiation or mediation can be more cost-effective and less adversarial. Mediation reduces duress, anxiety, and uncertainty over how the matter will be resolved and puts control in your hands rather than the hands of a judge.

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated and experienced negotiators who have helped countless clients resolve their family matters. If you are seeking mediation, you can turn to our firm for trusted and professional assistance. From our office in Draper, our Salt Lake County family law mediation lawyers can provide the skills and creative thinking needed to help you work toward an acceptable agreement with the other party.

Call (801) 515-4133 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

How Does Mediation Work?

In a family law case – such as divorce – the parties must agree on disputed issues if they wish to avoid protracted litigation. Utah law requires divorcing couples to try to resolve matters through mediation before resorting to litigation.

Mediation is completed outside of court with the help of an impartial, third-party mediator. It is the mediator’s job to help the parties meaningfully discuss and resolve the matter. In mediation, the mediator will not tell you how you should resolve your issues but will work with you until you have found a solution. This can be done with both parties and their attorneys in the mediation room or by the mediator visiting them in separate rooms. Successfully resolving your issues through mediation generally requires that you are willing to communicate constructively, are open to compromise, and know your legal rights.

Mediation can be beneficial and preferred over litigation because:

  • It is done in a safe and private environment as opposed to the public forum of a court
  • It is more affordable
  • It is faster and you are not dependent on court schedules or delays
  • You remain in control of the decisions regarding very personal issues with long-term effects

Consult with Us for Free

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, our negotiation skills have allowed us to help many clients reach agreements through mediation. We recommend that you learn more about how we can assist you by contacting us to discuss your family law dispute issue.

Call us at (801) 515-4133 to get started.

Testimonials

Real Clients. Real Results. 
  • Amy Lee

    He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

  • Dalisa

    This was all so stress free. I’m extremely great full for Preston and his staff for putting forth all the time to help me out!

  • Bart

    Highly recommend Eric and Preston without reservation. Their fees are more than reasonable and their service more than expected.

  • Nicolle G.

    I have had an absolutely positive experience through and through with them. They’re professional, empathetic, and ethical. I wish ...

  • Thomas M.

    He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

  • Bethany

    He and his office were conscientious about my financial needs and made sure I knew when charges were going to be made, so it ...

  • Logan

    I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and would definitely recommend Eric to anyone looking for a fantastic lawyer and a ...

  • Jared H.

    All issues were handled in a very timely and transparent manner.

  • Sean K.

    Working with Eric was a breeze. He addressed my concerns and laid out several options that were unique to my situation.

  • Robin S.

    If it wasn't for Eric and Preston, I wouldn't have gotten custody of my 2 children.

Meet Our Team

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    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a litigation and small business attorney who serves clients throughout Utah and across the country. He has offices in both Salt Lake County and Utah County. Eric’s practice is focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to both individuals and businesses. He regularly assists clients in various practice areas , including divorce , parentage ( paternity ), adoption , debt collection, estate planning , business advice, asset protection, litigation (civil, ...
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    Ryan Ficklin

    Attorney

    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
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    Preston Day

    Attorney

    Preston Day is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Before assuming his position as an associate attorney, Preston spent over two years working as a prosecuting attorney for Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. During his time as a prosecutor, he managed several hundred cases and took over 100 cases to trial. In his current role, Preston manages primarily divorce , family , and criminal cases . Preston began his legal career working as a law clerk for Judge Richard ...
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