Making The Complex

Resolving Family Issues Through Mediation

Many family disputes that seem impossible to deal with on your own can be resolved through mediation. A trained neutral mediator brings balance and objectivity to the discussion. While the parties to the dispute maintain control of their own decisions, the mediator’s guidance and creativity often leads to mutually acceptable, lasting solutions.

Michelle Demarest-Sunseri and Doug Sunseri have more than 50 years of combined experience practicing law. Michelle has completed extensive training in mediation, as well as in collaborative law. With offices on the Northshore and the Southshore, our firm is dedicated to helping couples and families in the New Orleans area find the most effective, cost-efficient paths to resolution of their disputes, and we will be glad to discuss family mediation and other options with you.

Attorney Michelle Demerest-Sunseri is a highly trained collaborative divorce and mediation professional who is also a formidable, effective litigator. She represents clients on the Northshore, including Madisonville, Mandeville and all of St. Tammany Parish.

Are You Considering Family Mediation? We Can Help.

It has become very common for Louisiana courts to order mediation before allowing a custody dispute to go to trial. Some of the important reasons people choose mediation on their own include:

  • Attempts to negotiate directly may become emotionally volatile and lead nowhere, but the presence of a mediator allows both parties to be heard and promotes compromise.
  • Mediation is typically far less expensive and less stressful than courtroom litigation.
  • Agreements arrived at through mediation are often more likely to be abided by and upheld going forward than court-ordered outcomes, reducing the likelihood that the parties will have related legal disputes later on.

Contact A Respected Attorney And Divorce Mediator

As a mediator and as the client’s lawyer in the mediation process, Michelle Demarest-Sunseri has helped many families in St. Tammany Parish and the surrounding communities resolve disputes and move forward. To talk through your concerns directly with her in a face-to-face consultation, please call 504-662-9596 or 985-218-0494, or contact us online. We welcome Northshore and Southshore clients, and our phones are answered 24/7.