WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a voluntary process that allows you and your spouse to make decisions based upon an understanding of your interests and views, your spouse’s interests and views, and the circumstances that you both face.
HOW DOES MEDIATION WORK?
You and your spouse meet together with the mediator in 3-way meetings to identify the issues that need to be resolved, to exchange all requested information and documents, and to utilize non-adversarial problem-solving techniques to arrive at an agreement.
Many parties choose to consult with an advising lawyer before and during the mediation process so that they can understand their legal rights and obligations and feel more confident that the terms they are about to agree to are reasonable. Additionally, they may consult with other professionals such as appraisers, accountants, valuation experts, financial planners and mental health professionals to assist them in the process.
WHAT ISSUES CAN BE RESOLVED THROUGH MEDIATION?
- Divorce & legal separation
- Custody and parenting plans
- Valuation & division of property
- Child support & spousal support
- Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION?
- You make decisions and create solutions that make the most sense for you and your family. A judge will not be making those decisions for you.
- You are able to set your own pace. The mediation process can move at whatever speed you and your spouse choose.
- You can be creative in finding solutions that would not be available through court.
- Your sessions are confidential and private.
- You save legal fees because your attorneys are not typically in the room with you during the mediation sessions,