divorce mediation

Family Law Mediation & Divorce Mediation

Family Law Mediation & Divorce Mediation is a non-adversarial process for resolving Family disputes associated with:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Non-traditional family issues
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Post-marital agreements
  • Relationship agreements
  • Estate and other family issues

A family mediator is a neutral, trained individual who helps parties:

  • Create an agreement for their particular circumstances
  • Understand the laws applicable to divorce and separation
  • Negotiate fair and reasonable determination of parental responsibilities, financial obligations and division of property

The Mediation Process

Mediation is not psychotherapy, marital counseling or legal representation. A family mediator with a background in law does not represent clients during the mediation process, but rather serve as neutral facilitators of the decision-making process.

Through the mediation process the parties:

  • Determine their own solution
  • Become empowered to present their concerns
  • Learn about the legal and financial framework for their dispute
  • Minimize the expense of court proceedings
  • Reduce the emotional toll of conflict
  • Preserve on-going relationships
  • Emphasize the well-being of their children

Traditionally, the parties meet with the mediator directly. They are also encouraged to work with attorneys throughout the process. Attorneys provide the parties with legal advice specific to their circumstances and assist the parties in maneuvering through the part of their process that requires them to go to court to finalize their agreement.

Resources

For more information on divorce mediation, see our Mediation Resources in the right sidebar or contact us to set up a consultation.