Divorce mediation is a bit different than mediation in the typical lawsuit. The process is the same, but the issues are different.
Divorce mediation is about you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse deciding your own divorce and what is best for the both of you and, most importantly, your children. As in a traditional mediation, you and your spouse will meet with the mediator, and with their help, you work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost-effectively as possible. The issues you’ll typically cover include:
– Property distribution
– Child Custody and Parenting Time
– Child Support/Maintenance
And unlike divorce trials—which are open to the public and put your dirty laundry on display—mediation is confidential. It gives you and your spouse a way to settle the conflict between you in a way that helps you to work together as parents without fear that your issues will make the front page.
Sometimes agreements come easy, sometimes they take time and a lot of work. When agreements are hard to reach, our experienced family-law mediators can help. It’s their job to keep the lines of communication open, brainstorm ideas, reality test the parents, model empathy, and help the couple make the tough decisions.
Call us. We’ll help.