Mediation Highlights


“A BETTER WAY"  HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE LEGAL, FINANCIAL, AND PARENTING DECISIONS THAT ARE PART OF YOUR DIVORCE.  CREATING NEGOTIATED SOLUTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE YOUR DIVORCE NOW, AND FRAME THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE.  SAVING YOU TIME, MONEY, AND STRESS, COMPARED TO LITIGATION.

“A BETTER WAY"

HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE LEGAL, FINANCIAL, AND PARENTING DECISIONS THAT ARE PART OF YOUR DIVORCE.

CREATING NEGOTIATED SOLUTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE YOUR DIVORCE NOW, AND FRAME THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE.

SAVING YOU TIME, MONEY, AND STRESS, COMPARED TO LITIGATION.

Mediation Is: 

  • Impartial - Neutral: I am here for both of you.

  • Collaborative vs. Combative: We'll work together

  • Flexible: YOU ARE THE BOSSES when it comes to schedule, pace, when and how we handle each area of your divorce.

  • Private: Discussions between us stay between us.

  • Informed: Everything gets addressed, because everything is on the table.

  • Efficient: Saves Time and Money

    • Every moment together we are working towards your goals.

    • Mediation is quicker than litigated divorces. Because you set the scheduled rather than being dependent on the court's and attorney's schedules.

    • Less time in the process equals:

      • Less overall cost to finalize your divorce.

      • Less time and stress trying to figure it out on your own, getting you closer (and faster) to the next chapters in your lives

    • You are retaining one attorney instead of two.

    • Cost is shared between parties, leaving more financial resources for your family.

  • Reassuring:

    • You don't have to agree on anything or everything before we start

      • If you Do have agreements already I’ll ensure they are articulated and drafted to be acceptable to the court

      • If you Don’t have an agreement, we’ll work together and figure it out

    • You don’t have to know the law or court procedures (That’s My Job!)


The Mediation Process:  How it Works

At each Mediation and Negotiation session we through each area that needs to be addressed in a divorce decree (Child support, Alimony, Property Division, Custody and Visitation, Debt Allocation) and come up with solutions for those areas that will be the basis for your agreement. 

  • Mediation and Negotiation Sessions:

    • 1 to 1.5 hours per session where we discuss your relevant issues, form agreements, and document those agreements for inclusion into your final separation agreement.

  • 2-4 Mediation and Negotiation sessions on average to complete the mediation process (not including Final Session-see below)

    • Meeting Weekly or Biweekly, at your pace.

  • Separation Agreement

    • After all Mediation and Negotiation sessions are completed, the agreements you’ve made are compiled into a final separation agreement, drafted by the mediator.

  • Mediator prepares all paperwork needed to file for divorce and needed before, and at the final hearing.

  • Final Session includes review of separation agreement, all paperwork and the Mediator prepares parties for filing the divorce and the final hearing:

    • Where to go

    • What to file

    • Court Fees

    • When to arrive.

    • Who to see.

    • What to expect before, during and after your final hearing.

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Contested, Mediation or DIY Divorce. No matter how you start every divorce has the same destination. But with Mediation you control how you get there and how the trip will be along the way.

Contested, Mediation or DIY Divorce. No matter how you start every divorce has the same destination. But with Mediation you control how you get there and how the trip will be along the way.

WHAT’S LIFE LIKE WORKING WITH ME?

I have been licensed as an attorney exclusively practicing family law since 2008. I believe there’s a better way for couples going through divorce then litigation or doing it on their own.  

I use my experience in Family Law and Mediation to help you navigate your divorce from beginning up to your final hearing.

I'll create a calm, productive, open, and reduced stress (can’t promise stress free) environment during your time working with me.

WHAT'S LIFE LIKE AFTER WORKING WITH WITH US?

You are the EXPERTS of your marriage.  You know You best, and You are best equipped to decide what you need. The goal is not just your divorce getting finalized, but its creating an environment now, through my mediation process that will be the springboard to the next chapter in your lives after your divorce is finalized.