Rodriguez Law & Mediation
Carmen deeply believes in the importance of providing highly personalized and understanding divorce and family law mediation services.
Divorce is tremendously unsettling. It is an emotional and difficult process, but it does not have to be adversarial. Carmen uses her extensive mediation experience and training to help you bridge your differences and reach an agreement, without going to court. At Rodriguez Law & Mediation, Carmen guides you through the divorce process, as well as any custody or visitation questions, at your pace, keeping in mind that this can be an overwhelming process, but with the knowledge that both your concerns and matters that you may not have even considered will be addressed.
At Rodriguez Law & Mediation, Carmen is a neutral third party. By actively listening and asking a lot of questions, Carmen helps you find common ground.
A mediator does not make rulings like a judge or represent either party like a lawyer. The parties in mediation make decisions and tailor their agreement to address their specific needs.
Mediation allows both sides to be heard and all issues addressed in a respectful manner. Working together, the mediator helps the parties reach an agreement. The parties are in the best position to make these decisions. Giving each person a say on every decision, increase the likelihood that the negotiated agreement will last.
Mediation is a voluntary process that is significantly less expensive than litigation. Rodriguez Law & Mediation rates are based on a sliding fee schedule. The rate is determined by the couple’s combined gross income and agreed upon before any services begin.
Carmen also speaks Spanish fluently and firmly believes that all parties should be able to represent themselves in the language in which they feel most comfortable.
Carmen graduated from Brown University and Columbia Law School.