Common ground for the peaceful divorce Conflict doesn’t have to be inevitable. A professional mediator can help you and your partner explore options and search for solutions in a spirit of cooperation.
During mediation you will have the opportunity to discuss and resolve disputes with the help of an impartial facilitator. The process is private, respectful and efficient, helping you to reach agreements before relationships ae irreparably damage or things escalate into legal action. Even if legal action has already been initiated, mediation is useful for people seeking a more effective way to resolve disputes.Learn more about the benefits of mediation here.
What a mediator does
A Mediator facilitates communication and understanding. As an impartial third person, a mediator makes sure both parties can express themselves and be heard, without coercion or fear.
Through mediation, we will work together to resolve issues such as:
- creating a parenting plan;
- division of financial assets and liabilities;
- division of marital property;
- child support;
- spousal support:
- Getting involved with the courts can be a costly, destructive, frustrating and time-consuming nightmare;
The expenses involved have the potential to wipe out the family assets, and the process creates division and hostility, affecting not just the lives of the divorcing couple, but also the children, family, friends and others.
Mediation could be your key to a peaceful, cost-effective settlement in which everyone wins.
Check out the answers to these frequently asked questions about mediation.
When should you consider Mediation?
- If you are unable to resolve your differences and come to an agreement on your own.
- If you even think of going to court, try mediation first.
- If you cannot afford the extreme costs of litigation. If the conflict is between people with an ongoing relationship that is important to preserve and rebuild.
- If you would like to speak for yourself, and to make your own decisions.
- If privacy and confidentiality are important to the parties. If any one of the above applies to you, you owe it to yourself to try mediation.
The ProcessThe mediation process is much less stressful than any court process and benefits both parties. In addition to removing the litigious process, both parties get more of what they want! The mediation process requires patience and cooperation. Through a series of meetings each issue is discussed, issues are narrowed down until hopefully all matters have been resolved. The mediator may meet with you individually as well as together while identifying the issues and assisting with resolution of the issues. In mediation, you control the outcome of the process. In litigation the judge makes the decision which may not be a satisfactory outcome for either or both parties. Read more here.
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