You have decided to divorce. A difficult decision. Now What
You have a lot of questions and concerns. That's where we come in.
Why Choose Mediation?
Working with a mediator helps you through the divorce process.
- Less Time: Every minute your are in mediation we are working towards solutions for the specific concerns of your divorce. No wasted time in court or attending hearings.
- Less Money: You won't be paying two attorneys
- Stay in Control: You know you best, and you are best equipped to define what your life after divorce will be like, instead of the uncertainty when it is placed in the hands of attorneys, judges, and the courts that don't know you.
Mediation is beneficial at any time during the divorce process, whether you are preparing to file for divorce, or are in the middle of a divorce.
What Does the Mediator Do?
Your mediator is a neutral third party who helps you and your spouse come up with an agreement that finalizes the divorce. You get the added benefit, because as an attorney your mediator knows the specifics involved with filing the divorce action, preparing all the paperwork needed before, and during the divorce, navigating the deadlines and court requirements, preparing the final agreement, and preparing you for what to expect at the final hearing. Finally your mediator can prepare documentation needed after the divorce, and assist you with what to expect after the divorce is finalized.
How Does Divorce Mediation Work?
This is done by meeting with the mediator over a number of sessions (2-5, or more) Each session is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours each, where we work towards agreements and solutions to parenting concerns including custody, decision making, and visitation. We'll also work towards creating agreements and solutions on financial issues including alimony, child support, dividing property, assets, debts, and dealing with real property. These agreements will form the basis of your final agreement, that when submitted to court, and approved by the judge will become your final divorce decree.