MEDIATE:     To effect an agreement or reconciliation

LITIGATE:     To dispute or contest

Mediation or Litigation? Both are common ways to resolve a family law dispute. Which way is right for you? That depends on your objectives, your circumstances, and the other party. If the two of you are committed to being open and honest with each other and both desire to reach a settlement without court intervention, then mediation may be right for you. On the other hand, if there is significant animosity between you or one or both parties are “out to get” the other, then the traditional litigation model wherein an attorney handles the communication, is probably your only option. At Pruitt Law Offices, S.C., we can provide you with the services that best meet your needs. Sally A. Hoelzel is a trained neutral attorney-mediator who can help guide the two of you to an amicable, acceptable resolution. She also has over twenty years’ worth of family law litigation experience. Whatever your problem, Attorney Hoelzel can help you solve it. Call us today at Pruitt Law Offices S.C. at 262-633-8301 or contact us at Our office is located at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.