Divorce & Family Mediation
A MUTUAL AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO RESOLVING:
- EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
- PARENTING TIME
- CHILD SUPPORT
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which a trained, neutral third party helps participants negotiate a mutually acceptable outcome. The mediator is a facilitator of the process, but is not the decision maker, arbitrator or judge.
Divorce mediation is a specialized area requiring advanced trainings. Our non-attorney mediator offers you over twenty years of experience in the matrimonial field making her uniquely familiar with the complexities of matters involving marital estates, custody, parenting time and child support.
The following resources may be obtained by participants, independent of mediation, at any time during the process:
- legal rights;
- tax advice;
REASONS TO MEDIATE, NOT LITIGATE:
- Mediation is confidential.
- Mediation is fair and neutral.
- Mediation saves time.
- Mediation saves money.
- Mediation improves communication.
- Mediation helps identify the issues.
- Mediation lets you create your own solutions.
- Mediation helps preserve
- parental relationships.
IS MEDIATION APPROPRIATE FOR YOU?
- Weigh all of your options for settling the dispute.
- Compare the emotional and financial impact of litigated court proceedings versus mediation.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF MEDIATION IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOU?
Mediation is not an option in cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse or other serious and complex issues.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT?
You are free to consult with an attorney or advocate of your choice at any time prior to, during or following the mediation process.